Womens golf claims sixth despite weather

The St. Olaf women’s golf team competed in the Carleton Spring Invitational on April 27 and finished the event in sixth place. The field only included seven teams, yet the competition was fierce. The meet featured four regionally ranked teams, including hosts Carleton College, and was unexpectedly shortened to one round due to poor weather conditions.

In incredibly tough circumstances, with ten mile-an-hour winds and cold conditions, the Oles battled to finish sixth with 356 +68, enough to see them tied with No. 24 Wartburg College. Unfortunately, the poor weather continued, and thunderstorms led to the cancellation of the second round.

Leading the way for the Oles in the shortened event was Linde Sundell ’14, who posted a total of 85 for a 13 over par. Two other Oles also finished within the top 20, with Nadia Baker ’15 finishing in a tie for fourteenth place with 15 over par and Grace Luker ’16 ending in a tie for seventeenth place with 16 over par.

The team will wrap up their season this weekend with the UW-Eau Claire Invitational in Wisconsin on May 3-4. It will be the final competition for seniors Sundell and Karin Hansen ’14.