Women’s golf takes tenth in final fall tournament

The North Dakota State University women’s golf team wrapped up its fall half of the 2022-23 season with a tenth-place finish in the Rainbow Wahine Invitational at the Kapolei Golf Course in Kapolei, Hawaii.

The Bison shot a 53-over 917 through three rounds in the tournament. The team opened with 18-over 306s in the first two days and closed with a 17-over-par 305.

Junior Leah Skaar led the Bison with a nine-over 225 for a 22nd-place tie. After shooting a seven-over 79 to open the tournament, Skaar recovered her score posting a one-under 71 in the second round and a three-over 75 in the second round.

Cora Larson tied for 30th place with a 10-over 226. Larson, who golfed individually, started the tournament with a two-over-par 74. The first-year player ended the tournament with a 77 in the second and 75 in the final round.

Catherine Monty shot two-over 74s to end her tournament. The scores boosted her spot on the leaderboard after a seven-over-par 79 in the first round. Monty finished in a tie for 32nd; she shot an 11-over-par 227.

Jo Baranczyk shot her way into a tie for 42nd with a 15-over 231. The sophomore started her tournament with a four-over 76. Baranczyk ended her tournament with 77 in the second round and 78 in the final round.

Madi Hicks finished tied for 49th with a 17-over 233. Hicks shot a 77 in the first round and 78s in the last two rounds. Elise Hoven shot a 74 in the final round to finish tied for 55th with an 18-over 234.

Ava Wallerich, who golfed individually, also tied for 55th. The junior shot her best round of the tournament in the final round; she shot a five-over 77. Maddie Herzog took 72nd with a 29-over-par 245. The senior shot a 74 in the opening round, her best of the tournament.

The Bison will get some well-needed rest and not participate in competitions until after the holiday break. The team’s next event the Grand Canyon Invitational in Phoenix, Ariz. is slated for Feb. 27.

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