The Wayne State College women’s golf team set four new school records on their way to a second-place finish at the season-opening Golden Bear Classicl, held Monday and Tuesday at Victory Links in Minneapolis, Minn.
The Wildcats shot a team score of 612 to finish second, just 14 shots behind Minnesota State at 598. Tournament host Concordia-St. Paul was third at 613. Rounding out the team standings in the 36-hole, two-day event were Bemidji State at 679 and Upper Iowa with a 712.
As a team, the 297 recorded by the Wildcats on Monday is a new single-day team school record. The old mark was 308 set Oct. 8, 2021 at the Norfolk Country Club at the Nebraska Intercollegiate Invite. The 36-hole total of 612 by the Wildcats is another school record, surpassing the 624 shot at the Mustang Invitational in Marshall, Minn., Sept. 25-26, 2021.
Junior Jazmine Taylor set new individual school records for 18-hole score and 36-hole score to lead the Wildcats, capturing individual medalist honors with rounds of 71 and 72 for two-day total of 143. The rounds of 71 and 72 broke the previous single day school records of 73 set twice by Taylor last season. The 143 total for 36 holes is another new school record, eclipsing the previous mark of 150 set by Taylor Oct. 8-9, 2021 at the Norfolk Country Club.
Saffire Sayre, a freshman from West Des Moines, Iowa, followed in a tie for ninth overall with rounds of 73 and 81 for 154. Junior Abbey Kurmel and sophomore Abbigail Brodersen each tied for 13th place with scores of 158 as Kurmel shot scores of 77 and 81 with Brodersen recording rounds of 76 and 82.
Tricia Hemann, a junior from Chanhassen, Minn., tied for 19th overall at 165 with rounds of 84 and 81. Viktoria Bortkiewicz-Hamelin, a junior from Montreal, Quebec, played as an individual and shot rounds of 82 and 81 for a 163.
Wayne State will compete again this weekend at the Mustang Invitational, hosted by Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall, Minn.
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