Women's College Golf: Israelson, Stone help teams to Regionals
Emily Israelson helped the Augustana University women's golf team claim its seventh straight NSIC championship Saturday at Dakota Ridge in Morton. Israelson saved her best round for last as she fired 80-79 last fall at The Classic at Madden's and...
Emily Israelson helped the Augustana University women's golf team claim its seventh straight NSIC championship Saturday at Dakota Ridge in Morton.
Israelson saved her best round for last as she fired 80-79 last fall at The Classic at Madden's and then shot 79-76 Friday and Saturday to place fourth individually and land on the NSIC Championship all-tournament team. She was joined by teammates Kali Trautman, who won the individual title, and Marisa Toivonen.
The former Staples-Motley Cardinal and her team will compete in the NCAA Central Region Championship May 2-4 at Awarii Dunes Golf Club in Axtell, Neb. Augustana received the No. 2 seed for the tournament. It will be the team's ninth-straight appearance. The Augies are the defending region champs and will look to repeat for a chance to play in the NCAA Division II Championship at CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora, Colo. The tournament will be part of the NCAA Division II Championship Festival, which will be hosted by Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Denver sports Commission.
Also landing a spot on the NSIC Championship All-Tournament team was former Pequot Lakes Patriots Savanna Stone. A member of the second-place Concordia-St. Paul Golden Bears, Stone placed fifth individually with rounds of 79 and 80 during the spring session. The junior was in second place after the two fall rounds.
Stone and Concordia will also be competing in the Central Region championship. The Golden Bears picked up the No. 9 seed after finishing second in the NSIC for the sixth time in the last seven years.
Stone's honor adds to her NSIC Newcomer of the year and First-Team finish as a freshman. She landed a spot on the NSIC Second Team last year.
Maggie Heggerston helped the University of Minnesota Gophers team to 11th place in the Big Ten Championships at Fort Grove Course in Indianapolis. The freshman placed 74th overall with rounds of 74-80-76. Her opening-round of 74 counted toward the team's 297.
Northwestern and Ohio State tied for the team title at 12-under-par 852, while Purdue's August Kim claimed the individual medalist honor with a score of nine-under-par 207.