The Southwest Minnesota State women's golf team had a busy start to the season with a full slate of competition over the Labor Day weekend.
SMSU opened the weekend with a two-day dual against Minnesota State-Mankato Saturday and Sunday at New Ulm Country Club. The Mavericks posted a two-day total of 653 to defeat the Mustangs by seven strokes.
Tabitha Kunst posted the low score of the dual for MSU, firing an 82 Saturday and a 74 Sunday for a 13-over total of 156. SMSU's Krista Weiszhaar was two shots back after shooting rounds of 81 and 77. The Mustangs' Marissa Campeau took third with a 159.
The Mustangs were back in action Monday in the three-team Augustana Bakker Crossing Invitational in Sioux Falls, S.D. Augustana won the event with a team total of 307, followed by Sioux Falls (337) and SMSU (338).
Augustana golfers shot the four lowest rounds, with Maggie Leland pacing all competitors with a 4-over round of 75. Weiszhaar was the top Mustang golfer, finishing with an 81.
SMSU returns to the course Friday for another busy weekend of action. The Mustangs start the weekend at the 18-hole Cobber Open on Friday, then compete in the 36-hole Concordia Invite on Saturday and Sunday. Both competitions will take place at Wildflower Golf Course in Detroit Lakes.
Team Scores: 1. MSU-Mankato 340-313 653; 2. SMSU 343-317 660.
Top 10 Individuals: 1. Tabitha Kunst (MSU) 82-74 156 (13-over); 2. Krista Weiszhaar (SMSU) 81-77 158; 3. Marissa Campeau (SMSU) 81-78 159; 4. Alyssa Kalthoff (MSU) 82-78 160; 5. Tomtam Sethasompobe (MSU) 82-81 163; 6. Trisha Kienitz (SMSU) 82-81 164; 7. Taylor Post (MSU) 84-82 166; 8. Bobbie Bohlig (MSU) 88-79 167; 9. Haley Thomas (SMSU) 85-84 169; t10. Abby Gruber (SMSU) 85-85 170; t10 Rachel Patnoe (SMSU) 90-80 170.
Augustana Bakker Crossing Invitational
Team Scores: 1. Augustana 307; 2. Sioux Falls 337; 3. SMSU 338.
Top 10 Individuals: 1. Maggie Leland (AC) 75 (4-over); 2. Emily Kvidera (AC) 76; 3. Allie Ostrander (AC) 77; t4. Jennifer Pederson (AC) 79; t4. Tavia Rutherford (USF) 79; t4. JoDee Wheeler (USF) 79; 7. Marisa Toivonen (AC) 80; t8. Krista Weiszhaar (SMSU) 81; t8. Davee Johnson (USF) 81; 10. Katie Grevlos (AC) 82.
Other SMSU Results: t11. Haley Gudim 83; t11. Rachel Patnoe 83; t13. Katlyn Schwartz 84; t16. Marissa Campeau 85; t16. Haley Thomas 85. t19. Abby Gruber 89; t19. Becky Koepp 89.