Golf edged out by rivals

By Megan Himm (TheLorian)

Light rain fell as the Loras women’s golf team arrived at Pin Oak Country Club. The match, which featured teams from Wartburg, Coe, and Loras, began at 1 p.m. Groups played in threesomes, and the mild precipitation quickly turned into a downpour, with the temperature dropping to the mid-50s. These conditions were less than ideal, but the teams played through.

There was talk of calling the match after teams reached nine holes, but the rain stopped not long after the groups teed off and the 18-hole match was completed. While there was no standing water, lift, clean, and place was in effect anywhere on the course. Rake, clean, and place was in effect in the bunkers. The course was mostly open, with a few narrow shots.

Sophomore Carlene Paul shot a career-best single-round score of 88, tying for first. Junior Mallory Gardiner was a stroke behind with an 89, finishing fourth. First year Megan Himm shot a 98 and finished eighth in the match. Sophomore Jadyn Anderson finished with a 123. Wartburg won the match with a team score of 377. Loras finished just behind Coe with a team score of 398, a stroke away from Coe’s 397.

Loras Women’s Golf competes next in Indianola, Iowa, on Sept. 30. The Indionola match will be hosted by Simpson College and will be the last match before conference.

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