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2007-08 UW-Oshkosh Women's Golf News

Scherg Named All-American Scholar

UW-Oshkosh’s Megan Scherg (Jr. • Kimberly) has been named to the 2008 National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) All-American Scholar Team. Scherg was one of 56 NCAA Division III student-athletes to earn the honor for outstanding performance on and off the golf course.

Scherg, who owns a 3.60 cumulative grade point average as an Organizational Administration major, averaged 86.3 strokes per 18 holes to earn All-WIAC second team honors for the Titans this past year.

Scherg’s top outing was a sixth-place finish at the UW-Oshkosh Invitational held Sept. 8-9. She totaled 168 strokes after posting 18-hole scores of 83 and 85. Scherg also placed 13th with 171 strokes at the WIAC Championship held Oct. 6-7.

Other WIAC student-athletes recognized by the NGCA were UW-Eau Claire’s Sarah Hansen, UW-Stevens Point’s Michelle Pascavis and UW-Whitewater’s Diana Schmidt.

The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in college athletics. Candidates must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50 and compete in 66 percent of the college’s competitive rounds during the year.

Titan Conclude Season With 12th-Place Finish

The UW-Oshkosh women's golf team concluded its 2007-08 season with a 12th-place finish at the Illinois Wesleyan University Spring Fling held Saturday (April 19) and Sunday (April 20) at the Ironwood Country Club in Normal, Ill.

Host Illinois Wesleyan University won the team title with 638 strokes (62 over par). DePauw University (Ind.) earned second place in the 16-team meet with 639.

William Woods University (Mo.) finished third with 651 strokes, Olivet College (Mich.) fourth with 652 and St. Ambrose University (Iowa) fifth with 657. UW-Oshkosh placed 12th with 691 strokes (115 over par).

Kim Sippl (Fr. • Omro) paced UW-Oshkosh with a 27th-place finish. She totaled 166 strokes (22 over par) in the 36-hole tournament, including a 79 on the first day of competition. The Titans' Liz Buske (Sr. • Stoughton) tallied rounds of 81 and 89 to finish 42nd with 170 strokes.

Ohio Northern University's Meagan Brennan and Olivet College's Amanda Sanders tied for the top individual position with scores of 151. Third-place totals of 153 went to UW-Eau Claire’s Meghan Sobotta and DePauw University's Kristen Kriegshauser. Lindenwood University’s (Mo.) Tara Peterman tallied 156 strokes to capture fifth place.

UW-Oshkosh's Danielle Vanderhill (So. • Wind Lake) and Emily Wichman (So. • Neenah) tied for 63rd place with scores of 179. Vanderhill posted rounds of 90 and 89 while Wichman shot an 88 and a 91.

The Titans' Megan Scherg (Jr. • Kimberly) shot an 87 on the first day before withdrawing from the meet. A total of 91 golfers participated in the competition.

Titans Place Third In Own Invitational

An eighth-place individual finish from Kim Sippl (Fr. • Omro) helped UW-Oshkosh tie for the third position at the UW-Oshkosh Women’s Golf Invitational held Friday (April 18) at the Westridge Golf Club in Neenah.

Sippl posted an 18-hole score of 93 to pace the Titans, who marked a team total of 381 (89 over par). UW-Stevens Point won the four-team event with 336 strokes (44 over par), while UW-Whitewater tallied 366 for second place. UW-Superior also finished in a tie for third place with 381.

The Pointers took the top two spots with Michelle Pascavis winning the individual title with 79 strokes (6 over par) and Sarah Mosher earning second place with 81.

UW-Stevens Point’s Amanda Dlugopolski grabbed fourth place with 86 strokes, while UW-Whitewater's Emily Kuiper took third with 85 and Bridget Ackley fifth with 90. UW-Stevens Point's Katie Kautz counted 90 strokes to tie for fifth place.

UW-Oshkosh's Megan Scherg (Jr. • Kimberly) tied for 10th place with 94 strokes, while Liz Buske (Sr. • Stoughton) finished 12th with 95. The Titans also had Emily Wichman (So. • Neenah) place 15th with 99 strokes and Danielle Vanderhill (So. • Wind Lake) 19th with 101.

A total of 21 golfers participated in the invitational.

Buske, Scherg Receive All-WIAC Honors

Liz Buske (Sr. • Stoughton) and Megan Scherg (Jr. • Kimberly) of UW-Oshkosh have been selected to the 2007 All-WIAC Women’s Golf Team.

The WIAC named 10 golfers to its all-league squad, with Buske and Scherg recognized as members of the second team. Joining the UW-Oshkosh duo on the second team were Torie Ives of UW-Eau Claire, Emily Kuiper of UW-Whitewater and Sarah Mosher of UW-Stevens Point.

It was the second All-WIAC second team award for both Buske and Scherg. Buske also received mention during the 2004-05 season and Scherg during the 2006-07 campaign.

Michelle Pascavis of UW-Stevens Point led the five selections to the first team. Pascavis was named Player of the Year after recording an 18-hole stroke average of 78.8 and leading the Pointers to a first-place finish at the WIAC Championship held Oct. 6-7 in Watertown. Other members of the first team were Diana Schmidt of UW-Whitewater, Meghan Sobotta of UW-Eau Claire and Amy Stiloski and Jessica Urban of UW-Stevens Point.

Scherg finished 13th and Buske 14th to help UW-Oshkosh to a second-place finish at the 2007 WIAC Championship. Buske averaged 85.1 strokes for every 18 holes played this past fall and Scherg 85.4.

UW-Stevens Point’s Matt Interbartolo was voted WIAC Coach of the Year for the second straight season, while UW-Eau Claire’s Sarah Hansen received the Judy Kruckman Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. Buske was also one of eight golfers named to the All-WIAC Sportsmanship Team.

Titans Post Third Straight Second-Place Finish At WIAC Championship

UW-Oshkosh had three of the top-14 individual performers and finished second in the team standings at the WIAC Women’s Golf Championship held Saturday (Oct. 6) and Sunday (Oct. 7) at the Windwood of Watertown Golf Course in Watertown.

UW-Stevens Point totaled 656 strokes, 80 over par, during the 36-hole tournament to claim its first WIAC title since 1997 and second overall. The victory earned the Pointers the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship on May 13-16 at the Centennial Oaks Golf Club in Waverly, Iowa.

UW-Oshkosh compiled 687 strokes, 111 over par, to place second in the seven-team tournament for the third straight year. UW-Whitewater finished third with 690 strokes, three-time defending champion UW-Eau Claire fourth with 696, UW-Platteville fifth with 708, UW-Superior sixth with 717 and UW-Stout seventh with 725.

UW-Eau Claire’s Meghan Sobotta swung a variety of golf clubs 159 times to win the individual championship by one stroke over Michelle Pascavis and Jessica Urban of UW-Stevens Point. Sobotta’s victory marked the fifth straight year that a golfer from UW-Eau Claire captured the league’s individual championship.

Amy Stiloski placed fourth among the 45 individual competitors with 164 strokes, Marcie Anderson of UW-Superior fifth with 165 and Molly Loney of UW-Eau Claire sixth with 167. UW-Eau Claire's Torie Ives, UW-Platteville's Michelle Ebert and UW-Stevens Point's Amanda Dlugopolski shared seventh place with 168 strokes.

UW-Oshkosh was led by Danielle Vanderhill’s (So. • Wind Lake) 10th-place finish. She totaled 169 strokes, 25 over par, to share the ranking with UW-Whitewater's Emily Kuiper.

The Titans also had Megan Scherg (Jr. • Kimberly) finish 13th with 171 strokes, Liz Buske (Sr. • Stoughton) tie for 14th with 172 and Kim Sippl (Fr. • Omro) and Emily Wichman (So. • Neenah) tie for 22nd with 179.

The WIAC Championship ended UW-Oshkosh’s fall season. The Titans return to action on April 18 when they host an invitational at the Westridge Golf Club in Neenah.

Titans Take Fourth At UW-Stevens Point Invitational

Liz Buske (Sr. • Stoughton) listed ninth in the individual rankings as the UW-Oshkosh women's golf team finished fourth at the UW-Stevens Point Invitational held Saturday (Sept. 29) and Sunday (Sept. 30) at the Stevens Point Country Club in Stevens Point.

UW-Stevens Point won the eight-team tournament with 641 strokes, 57 over par. The Pointers recorded 18-hole rounds of 317 and 324.

UW-Whitewater finished second in the team standings with 670 strokes, while UW-Eau Claire placed third with 685, UW-Oshkosh fourth with 698 and UW-Superior fifth with 723. The Titans posted 18-hole rounds of 347 and 351 to finish 114 over par.

UW-Stevens Point had four of the top-eight individual finishers, including Michelle Pascavis who placed first with 153 strokes, seven over par. She carded 18-hole rounds of 75 and 78.

UW-Whitewater's Emily Kuiper took second place with 154 strokes, while Ripon College's Gina Hackl, UW-Stevens Point's Jessica Urban and UW-Eau Claire's Meghan Sobotta and Torie Ives all finished third with 161.

UW-Oshkosh's Buske counted 18-hole rounds of 85 and 82 to finish ninth among the 47 golfers with 167 strokes, 21 over par.

The Titans also had Megan Scherg (Jr. • Kimberly) rank 13th with 172 strokes, Danielle Vanderhill (So. • Wind Lake) 23rd with 181, Emily Wichman (So. • Neenah) 24th with 182 and Kim Sippl (Fr. • Omro) 28th with 188.

UW-Oshkosh will compete at the WIAC Championship on Oct. 6-7 at the Windwood of Watertown Golf Course in Watertown.

Titans Rank Seventh At UW-Whitewater Invitational

The UW-Oshkosh women's golf team finished seventh at the UW-Whitewater Invitational held Saturday (Sept. 22) and Sunday (Sept. 23) at the Prairie Woods Golf Course in Avalon.

UW-Stevens Point posted 18-hole rounds of 326 and 312 to claim the team title with 638 strokes, 62 over par.

Illinois Wesleyan University finished second with 640 strokes, while Lewis University (Ill.) listed third with 656, UW-Whitewater fourth with 673 and Millikin University (Ill.) fifth with 703. UW-Oshkosh ranked seventh in the 14-team field with 713 strokes, 137 over par.

UW-Stevens Point owned two of the top-three golfers as Jessica Urban finished first with 151 strokes, seven over par, and Michelle Pascavis third with 155.

Jamie Siedlaczek of Lewis University placed second with 154 strokes, 10 over par, while Amy Sachs of Lewis University finished fourth with 157. Illinois Wesleyan University had three of its golfers tie for fifth place as Kristi Katz, Maddie Murphy and Eric Woodall compiled scores of 161.

UW-Oshkosh was led by Emily Wichman's (So. • Neenah) 28th-place score of 176 strokes, 32 over par. She took 88 shots on each of the 18-hole rounds.

UW-Oshkosh also had Kim Sippl (Fr. • Omro) and Danielle Vanderhill (So. • Wind Lake) tie for 32nd place with 178 strokes and Liz Buske (Sr. • Stoughton) finish 39th with 181. The tournament consisted of 85 golfers.

Titans Place 13th At Illinois Wesleyan University Invitational

UW-Oshkosh finished 13th out of 21 women's golf teams at the Illinois Wesleyan University Invitational held Saturday (Sept. 15) and Sunday (Sept. 16) at the Ironwood Country Club in Normal, Ill.

NCAA Division II University of Southern Indiana took the team title with 619 strokes, 43 over par. The Screaming Eagles finished ninth at last year's event.

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville placed second with 638 strokes, while UW-Stevens Point ranked third with 643, St. Ambrose University (Iowa) fourth with 651 and Illinois Wesleyan University fifth with 653. UW-Oshkosh shot 18-hole rounds of 340 and 341 to finish 13th with 681 strokes, 105 over par.

Katie Tewell of Franklin College (Ind.) totaled 147 strokes, three over par, to capture the individual title for the third consecutive year. Meghan Sobotta of UW-Eau Claire finished second with 148 strokes. The University of Southern Indiana had Jess Dooley place third with 149 strokes, Tara Wiley fourth with 153 and Kimmy Gottwald tie for fifth with Megan Hood of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville with 154.

Kim Sippl (Fr. • Omro) led all UW-Oshkosh golfers with a 27th-place score of 164 strokes, 20 over par. She posted 18-hole rounds of 83 and 81.

The Titans also had Liz Buske (Sr. • Stoughton) finish 44th with 167 strokes, Megan Scherg (Jr. • Kimberly) 57th with 172, Danielle Vanderhill (So. • Wind Lake) 89th with 181 and Emily Wichman (So. • Neenah) 92nd with 183. The event featured 124 golfers.

Titans' Season Debut Results In Second-Place Finish

Liz Buske (Sr. • Stoughton) tied for fourth place in the individual competition as the UW-Oshkosh women's golf team finished second in its own invitational held Saturday (Sept. 8) and Sunday (Sept. 9) at the Westridge Golf Club in Neenah.

UW-Stevens Point captured the team title with 664 strokes, 80 over par. The Pointers were followed in the eight-team tournament by second-place UW-Oshkosh with 680 strokes (96 over par), third-place UW-Whitewater with 687, fourth-place UW-Superior with 723 and fifth-place UW-Platteville with 734. The event kicked off the 2007-08 season for the Titans.

UW-Stevens Point's Michelle Pascavis took individual honors with 156 strokes, 10 over par. She shot 18-hole rounds of 76 and 80. Jessica Urban of UW-Stevens Point finished second with 160 strokes (14 over par), while Michelle Ebert of UW-Platteville placed third with 161 and Buske and Diana Schmidt of UW-Whitewater fourth with 164.

UW-Oshkosh also had Megan Scherg (Jr. • Kimberly) finish sixth with 168 strokes, Kim Sippl (Fr. • Omro) 10th with 174 and Danielle Vanderhill (So. • Wind Lake) and Emily Wichman (So. • Neenah) 13th with 177. A total of 50 golfers participated in the meet.