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Women’s golf sets a record at nationals

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The Wartburg women’s golf team placed 12th at the NCAA Division III national women’s golf championship this past week.

Senior Taylor Roberts was the Knight’s top finisher tied for 24th with a score of 235.

The Knights set a new school record for 36-holes at nationals with a low score of 640 (322-318).

The previous record, set in 2008, was 642 (320-322).

They also tied the school record set in 2012 for 18-holes with the 318 score on Thursday’s third round of competition.

After the first round of competition on Tuesday, the Knights were tied for tenth.

With a team low of 327, junior Rochelle Beardsley tied for tenth with a low of 76 for the day.

The second round was delayed for two hours due to lightening on Wednesday.

The Knights were tied for 12th after the second round finished up with a team low of 649.

Roberts led the Knights with a low score of 156.

After the third round, the Knights were still in 12th place out of 21 teams with a low score of 967.

The third round became the final round after the fourth round was cancelled due to inclement weather.

At the annual Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) banquet on Wednesday, Beardsley and freshman Brooke Klostermnn received All-Region honors.

Beardsley received her third consecutive honor and Klostermann received her first.

The program has had an All-Region golfer every year since 2005.

At the WGCA banquet, Coach Monica Severson was also named the Midwest Region Coach of the Year for the first time.

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