Simpson takes 6th, Wartburg wins ninth-straight IIAC Women’s Golf Championship

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by Brock Borgeson, Sports Editor

PEOSTA, Iowa – After four rounds at the IIAC Women’s Golf Championship, the Wartburg women’s golf team continued their dominance in conference, winning their ninth straight title with a record setting score.

The Knights broke the championship record by a staggering 26 strokes at the Thunder Hills Country Club, finishing 88 strokes better than second place Central College. 

Rochelle Beardsley was the conference individual champion, shooting 17-over par to earn IIAC-MVP. Wartburg coach Monica Severson was named conference coach of the year, leading six Knights to top-ten finishes in the tournament.

Simpson took 13 more shots in round four than in its round three total but didn’t lose any ground as they finished sixth of the eight Iowa Conference teams competing.

Simpson was 131 strokes ahead of seventh place Buena Vista but 12 strokes back of fifth place Coe.

Courtney Mabeus finished tied for 19th to lead Simpson and Kelsa Berkland waa close behind for the Storm at 22nd in the field of 40 golfers.

The tournament concludes the fall season for Simpson while Wartburg will advance to the 2016 NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championship at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas in May.

Simpson Results:

Simpson College  

372

359

378

385

  1494

   +350

  6th

Courtney Mabeus  

94

90

84

95

  363

   +77

  t-19th

Kelsa Berkland  

95

87

94

96

  372

   +86

  22nd

Lydia Martin  

88

87

105

93

  373

   +87

  23rd

Madison Berkley  

95

95

99

102

  391

   +105

  29th

Coltyn Hunter  

101

97

101

101

  400

   +114

  30th