Women’s Golf Finishes Second at Mad Dawg Invite

stevenspointcc1The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Women’s Golf team finished in a tie for second at the Mad Dawg Invitational at Stevens Point Country Club in Stevens Point, Wis. on Oct. 1.

The Warhawks finished the weekend with a two-day score of 660 (337-323), tying UW-Oshkosh for second place while only three strokes behind the tournament champion UW-Stout (657).

A major bright spot for the Warhawks was Sophomore Ashley Hofmeister, who turned in another solid scorecard yet again. Hofmeister (New Berlin, Wis.) finished the tournament with a total score of 155 (76-79), good enough for her third tournament victory of the season.

“Stevens Point isn’t a particularly long course” Hofmeister said, attributing her success to her short game and accuracy. “I hit a most of the greens in regulation and made putts when I needed to.”

Hofmeister edged out UW-Oshkosh’s Micayla Richards and UW-Stout’s Rachel Hernandez by just two strokes.

Junior Kaitlin Bowe (Franklin, Wis.) finished in a tie for 10th place with fellow teammate, Sophomore Kristin Bowe (Franklin, Wis.) also claiming 10th place with a total score of 168 (+22), leading the Warhawk ‘B’ team to a sixth-place tournament finish.

Junior Maddie McCue (Milton, Wis.) also turned in a solid score of 169 (89-80), which landed her in a tie for 15th place and Sophomore CheyAnne Knudsen (Milton, Wisc.) finished 19th with a total score of 171 (87-84).

Sophomore Kelly Storti (Deerfield, Ill.) shot a 175 (86-89), good enough for a share of 25th overall.

The Warhawks ‘B’ team also participated in the tournament this weekend, posting strong scores.

Junior Sabrina Schreck (Franklin, Wis.) posted a 175 (86-89), finishing in a tie for 25th. Senior Hayley Jefferson (Carol Stream, Ill.) finished tied for 43rd place with a score of 182 (95-87) and Sophomore Bella Barbiere (Mequon, Wis.) totaled a 187 (91-96), finishing in a four-way tie for 47th. Junior Breanna Bertschinger (Waterford, Wis.) added a 60th place finish, with a total score of 199 (86-113).

Coach Andrea Weiland believes her team has built some momentum heading into next weekend’s showdown in Reedsburg, Ill. “We just have to keep getting better,” Weiland explains, “we may have started the season off better than we had expected, and we expect to finish the year strong this weekend.”

Up next for the Warhawks is the WIAC Championship, a three-round affair that starts at noon (shotgun start) on Friday, Oct. 6 at Reedsburg Country Club in Reedsburg, Ill.


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