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April 6, 2013

Farina's fourth place leads Vikings at Fighting Scot

Junior Kelly Farina had the best finish for the Vikings at the Fighting Scots Invitational on Saturday, April 6 in Monmouth, Illinois. Farina shot 90 and placed second individually at Gibson Woods Golf Course.

MONMOUTH, Ill. - Just one day after recording a five-stroke victory over Monmouth to win the Prairie Fire Invitational, the Augustana women's golf team found itself on the other end of a five-stroke decision. The Vikings, who are under the direction of interim head coach Pam Tyska, placed second to the hosts at the Fighting Scot Invitational on Saturday, April 6 at Gibson Woods Golf Course in Monmouth, Illinois.

Monmouth won the event with a score of 374 over the 5,802-yard, par 71 layout while Augustan shot 379. The day before, at Soangetaha Golf Course in Galesburg, Illinois, the Vikings took a 364-369 decision from the Fighting Scots.  

Junior Kelly Farina (Normal West HS, Bloomington, Ill.) was the low scorer for Augustana on Saturday as she placed second with a round of 90. Freshman Samantha Barlage (Marian Catholic HS, Lansing, Illinois) placed fourth with a 94. Senior Megan Vandersee (Sterling HS, Sterling, Ill.), who won the Prairie Fire Invitational less than 24 hours earlier, was sixth with a 97. Junior Kelly Olson (Prairie Ridge HS, Crystal Lake, Ill.) tied for seventh with a score of 98.  

Freshman Caitlin Doherty (Westmont HS, Westmont, Ill.) took ninth at 99 and sophomore Kristen Hirtzer (Mother McAuley HS, Palos Hills, Ill.) was 13th with a 109. Sophomore Megan Scott (York HS, Elmhurst, Ill.) had a 114.   Hannah Long of Monmouth was the individual medalist with a 13-over par round of 84.  

Augustana will participate in the Maryville Subway Invitational in Eureka, Missouri on Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9.