Golf, Sports

Knights lead IIAC after two rounds

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Aiming for a sixth straight conference championship, the Wartburg women’s golf team leads the IIAC tournament by sixteen strokes after two rounds.

The first two rounds of the tournament were held Friday and Saturday at Pheasant Ridge Golf Club in Cedar Falls.

The Knights jumped out to the lead Friday, shooting a team score of 307.

Luther was in second with 317 and Simpson, led by Jennifer Gaffney’s even par 72, was third with a team score of 328.

The Knights extended their lead to 16 strokes on Saturday by shooting 312 for a total score of 619. Luther remains in second after Saturday’s score of 318 gave them a total of 635.

Meanwhile, Simpson dropped to fifth after a 347 on Saturday and Central moved up to third with a 332 on Friday and a 331 on Saturday.

Individually, Kelsi Sawatzky is tied for the conference lead with Loras’ Abby Potts. They each shot a 152.

Gaffney and Wartburg’s Samantha Heinen are tied for third with scores of 154.

Wartburg’s Taylor Roberts currently rounds out the top five with her two-round score of 156.

Molly McDonough shot a 158 and is in eighth place, meaning four Knights are in all-conference position after the first weekend of play.

Morgan McMillin is only one spot away from all-conference as she is tied for 11th with a score of 180.

The final two rounds will be held this Friday and Saturday at Bos Landen Golf Club in Pella.

Wartburg (619)
Luther (635)
Central (663)
Loras (665)
Simpson (675)
Coe (713)
Dubuque (715)
Buena Vista (736)

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