Golfers post best team score

The UND women’s golf team found success at its Big Sky Championship meet last week as sophomore Alexis Guggisberg notched a career-low round to lead the team to its best team score in three seasons.

North Dakota captured a score of 313 (+25) in the three-day event that saw improvement each day. The team was 19 shots better in the closing round than in Monday’s second round and improved from last season.

“I thought we played up to the level we were capable of today. We bounced back from a rough day yesterday and put together a good score,” UND head coach Natalie Martinson said. “With where we are, you want to see consistent improvement, and I think we have shown that each year we have been in the Big Sky.

Guggisberg’s round was finished with 3 pars, four bogeys and one birdie. She placed in a tie for 38th and said she was pleased with the result.

“I thought I played well all week, but was really able to capitalize on my shots today,” Guggisberg said. “I posted a score today that I felt like I should have in the previous two rounds.”

Captains Mikki Kromy and Amanda Fairweather also posted impressive rounds on the course. Kromy topped all UND players with a score of 236 (+20) in the 54-hole total to clinch a tie for 34th. Fairweather posted an 86 (+14) in her best round of the tournament.

“Mikki and Amanda have been a big part of this program and the growth we have shown over the past couple of seasons,” Martinson said. “They were both captains this season and really were a joy to coach and be around.”

North Dakota finished at No. 11 in the 12-team tournament.

Staff report