After competing in four tournaments, the Minnesota Sate Maverick women’s golf team has finished up their schedule for the fall. The women had top-two finishes in three of their four outings on the year.
Opening up the season was the Tracy Lane Memorial on September 11 and 12 at the Bemidji Town and Country Club in Bemidji. They started off the season on a high note, as they picked up a first place victory with their total team score of 645 and +69 over par.
Placing for Minnesota State in the tournament started with sophomore Abbe Partington, who came in first scoring 157 and +69. Next was freshman Maddy Schintz, as she scored 158 and + 14 for a second place finish. Sophomore Madison Jewell and junior Genie Short tied for 10th, scoring 166 and +22, while rounding out the scoring for the Mavericks was freshman Kayla Thielen. Thielen tied for 14th with a score of 169 and +25.
The Mavericks followed that up with another first place win in the Winona State Triangular on September 17th at the Cedar Valley Golf Course in Winona. They placed first with a total score of 641 and +65 over par.
Minnesota State’s top placer went to sophomore Nattiya Somboonsup, who placed first in the tourney, scoring 149 and +5. Jewell improved her outing from a week before, placing in second with a score of 156 and +12. Partington had another top-three showing for the second consecutive week, as she finished in third with scores of 158 and +14. Sophomore Haley Tollette tied for fifth, scoring 163 and +19, while Short placed seventh with scores of 164 and +20.
MSU would drop a notch in their next performance placing second in the Mustang Invitational on September 24 and 25 at the Marshall Golf Club in Marshall. The Mavericks finished in second, scoring 644 and going +68 over par. They lost by eleven points to the Augustana Vikings who finished in first scoring 633 and going +57 over par.
This time around, Somboonsup placed ninth in scoring 160 and +16, Partington placed 10th while scoring 161 and +17, Tollette placed 14th in scoring 163 and +19, Short tied for 15th scoring 164 and +20, and Schintz tied for 17th in scoring a 165 and +21.
The Mavericks fell to a tie for fifth place in the Central Region Fall Preview on October 3rd and 4th at the Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They finished the tournament tied with Minot State scoring 332 and +48 over par. Augustana topped the tournament in first place scoring 305 and +21 over par.
Finishing on top for Minnesota State was Partington who tied for 17th in scoring 82 and +11, Short and Tollette tied for 22nd scoring 83 and +12, Somboonsup tied for 28th scoring 84 and +13, and Jewell rounded out the Mavs as she tied for 32nd in scoring 85 and +14.
The women’s golf team will be back in action when spring rolls around.