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Courtesy: USF Athletics

Cougars Sit 4th at NSIC Fall Championship

Courtesy: USF Athletics
          Release: 10/06/2012
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The University of Sioux Falls women's golf team shot a 365 (+77) in the first round of the NSIC Women’s Fall Championship at the Classic at Madden’s Course in Brainerd, Minn. The Cougars are currently in a fourth place tie with Minnesota State, Mankato.


Augustana College currently leads the field with a score of 326 (+38). Concordia St. Paul is in second with a score of 340 and Upper Iowa is in third with a score of 359.


Sophomore Tavia Rutherford and freshman Sara Swaney lead the Cougars after shooting identical rounds of 86 and sit in a tie for seventh with three other players and are 11 strokes off the lead.


Augustana’s Allie Ostrander is on top of the leaderboard with a first round score of 75 (+3).

Tia Nihart posted a 92 (+20) in the first round for the Cougars, good enough for a tie for 26th with Monica Wold of Bemidji State. Kelsey Leif finished the day with a score of 101 (+29) and is in a tie for 43rd with Danielle Foster and Becca Heinitz of Minot State.


Freshman Audrey Kieliszewski rounded out USF’s top-five with a score of 103 (+31). She is tied for 49th with Marissa Campeau of Southwest Minnesota State.

USF will continue play tomorrow with tee times starting at noon. The 2012-13 NSIC Women’s Golf Championship will consist of 72 holes, in which 36 will be played on October 6-7 at Madden’s on Gull Lake. The final 36 holes will be played April 20-21 at the Dacotah Ridge Golf Course in Morton, Minn. 

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