Women’s golf tee-off in Vegas

Aaron Young

Staff Writer

The Minnesota State Mavericks golf team came out of two tournaments in the last week with better than par results.

The first one took place on Wednesday at Angel Park Golf Course in Las Vegas, NV. The squad came out in first place with a score of 336 at the Maverick Spring Invitational. Over the weekend, they were two strokes short of victory, trailing Rocky Mountain College 649 to 647.

Minnesota State finished 21 strokes up on second place Winona State, with a final team score of 336. The Mavs took out their golf clubs and did damage with them, beating runner up Winona State, who had a score of 357 and Southwest Minnesota State having 359.

The results show just how dominant the Mavericks were in the Invitational, claiming the top three spots in the rankings. Freshman Maddy Messin finished first and came close to putting up her personal best, which is 78, clocking a tournament low 79. With that she earned medalist honors. Juniors, Haley Tollette and Abbie Partington, placed second and third, scoring 84 and 85.

During the weekend at the Mexican Golf Junior Association (MJGA), the Mavericks couldn’t keep up with Rocky Mountain, finishing second. Only two strokes, separated these two but that was all it took in the end.

Tollette was the top Maverick, shooting rounds of 83 and 75, she ended up tying for fifth place individually.

Two behind her was Genie Short. The senior had two rounds of 82 and 77. Rounding out the ranks is sophomore Maddy Schintz at 160.

The Minnesota State Mavericks will travel to Waterloo, Iowa on March 30 to compete in the UIU Invitational.

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