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2008-09 UW-Oshkosh Women's Golf News

Wichman Leads Titans At WIAC Championship

Emily Wichman’s (Jr. • Neenah) second-round 83 led to a 22nd-place individual finish as UW-Oshkosh placed eighth at the WIAC Women’s Golf Championship held Friday-Sunday (Oct. 3-5) in Arkdale.

UW-Stevens Point overcame a 10-stroke deficit on the final day to win its second consecutive WIAC title. The Pointers finished with a 45-hole total of 822 strokes (102 over par) to defeat UW-Eau Claire’s second-place number of 825. The first two rounds were 18 holes each, while the third round consisted of nine holes due to rain.

UW-Stevens Point turned in daily totals of 341, 320 and 161 to best the Blugolds’ marks of 329, 322 and 174. UW-Whitewater captured third place with 855 strokes, followed by UW-Stout with 894 and UW-Superior in fifth with 906. The Titans scored rounds of 393, 401 and 204 to take eighth place at 998 strokes (278 over par).

The Blugolds’ Katie Maurer shot 77, 77 and 40 to win the individual competition with 194 strokes (14 over par). UW-Stevens Point’s Nacheynah Green and UW-Eau Claire’s Torie Ives tied for second with totals of 202. Jessica Urban of the Pointers took fourth place at 203, followed in fifth by UW-Whitewater’s Diana Schmidt at 205.

Wichman paced UW-Oshkosh with rounds of 92, 83 and 49 for a score of 224. Kim Sippl (So. • Omro) came in the 32nd position with 237 strokes, while Emily Clark (Fr. • Janesville) turned in a 255 for 41st place. Melissa Noyes (Fr. • Waukesha) also competed in the event, placing 46th with 282 strokes.

Northern Bay Golf Resort played to a par of 72 strokes and measured 5,963 yards. A total of 48 golfers from eight teams took part in the competition.

Titans Turn In An 11th-Place Showing At UW-Stevens Point Invitational

Emily Wichman (Jr. • Neenah) posted an 87 on the opening day as the UW-Oshkosh golf team finished 11th at the UW-Stevens Point Invitational held Saturday and Sunday (Sep. 27-28) in Stevens Point.

Wichman followed with an 18-hole score of 90 strokes to finish the event in a tie for 20th place at 177 (31 over par).

The Titans shot a team score of 793, which included a 398 on day one and a 395 on Sunday. UW-Stevens Point captured the title after defeating the University of St. Thomas in a playoff. The two teams shot 637 while UW-Whitewater used 670 strokes to earn third place. Carleton College totaled 705 shots for fourth place and fifth place went to UW-Stout with a score of 719.

The University of St. Thomas owned three of the top five individual finishers as well, with Laura Heck winning the event at 153 strokes (+7). Amy Anderson shot a 36-hole mark of 155 for third place and Chelsa Dooley used a 157 to take fifth.
The Pointers’ Jessica Urban posted a 154 for second place, to go along with Nacheynah Green’s third-place figure of 155.

Kim Sippl (So. • Omro) fired scores of 90 and 93 to take 31st place at 183 strokes. Other Titans participating in the meet included Melissa Noyes (Fr. • Waukesha), who scored a 214 for 62nd place, and Emily Clark (Fr. • Janesville), who totaled 219 strokes for 63rd place.

A total of 69 golfers from 13 schools teed it up on the course, which played to a par of 73 and measured 5,815 yards.

Titans Finish 20th At Illinois Wesleyan University Invitational

The UW-Oshkosh women's golf team posted five scores for the first time this season as it took 20th place at the Illinois Wesleyan University Invitational held Saturday and Sunday (Sep. 20-21) in Normal, Ill.

The Titans totaled 725 strokes (149 over par) after turning in 18-hole scores of 371 and 354. UW-Stevens Point captured the event title after posting a team score of 608 (32 over par), including a final round total of 300 on the par-72 course that measured 5,823 yards.

Otterbein College (Ohio) finished at 624 to take second place, followed by Illinois Wesleyan University in third with 629, UW-Eau Claire in fourth with 631 and fifth-place NCAA Division I Western Illinois University with 636.

UW-Stevens Point also owned the top two individuals, as Michelle Pascavis won the tournament at 146 (2 over par) and Jessica Urban took second at 147. Otterbein College's C. Brunoehler came in third place with 150 strokes, followed by Illinois Wesleyan University’s Lindsey Haines at 151 and Stephanie Mingos of Rhodes College (Tenn.) at 152.

Emily Wichman (Jr. • Neenah) paced the Titans with a two-day total of 171 strokes (27 over par) to finish in 59th place. Kim Sippl (So. • Omro) totaled an 84 on day two to take 70th place at 174, while Jessie Tiffe (Sr. • Brookfield) turned in a final score of 183 for 92nd place. Other Titans to place in the meet included Emily Clark (Fr. • Janesville), who finished with 203 strokes (115th place), and Melissa Noyes (Fr. • Waukesha), who shot a 215 to take 118th place.

A total of 120 golfers from 23 teams participated in the event, which was held at Ironwood Golf Course.

Inclement Weather Cancels UW-Whitewater Invitational

Inclement weather has cancelled UW-Oshkosh's appearance at the UW-Whitewater Women's Golf Invitational. The 36-hole tournament was scheduled for Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 13-14) at the Meadow Springs Golf Course in Jefferson.

The tournament was postponed in its entirety on Saturday and cancelled after a few hours of competition on Sunday. The event will not be rescheduled.

UW-Oshkosh returns to action this Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 20-21) at the Illinois Wesleyan University Invitational in Normal, Ill.

Sippl Leads Titans At UW-Platteville Invitational

Kim Sippl (So. • Omro) and Emily Wichman (Jr. • Neenah) both finished in the top 16 individual listings for the UW-Oshkosh women's golf team at the UW-Platteville Invitational held Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 6-7) at the Platteville Golf and Country Club in Platteville.

Sippl placed seventh among the 44 golfers with 180 strokes (36 over par). She compiled 18-hole scores of 92 on Saturday and 88 on Sunday. Wichman recorded rounds of 91 and 97 to finish 16th (44 over par).

UW-Stevens Point captured the team title with 681 strokes (105 over par). The defending WIAC champion Pointers recorded daily scores of 338 and 343.

UW-Whitewater finished second in the eight-team tournament with 702 strokes (126 over par), while UW-Platteville placed third with 754, UW-Superior fourth with 777 and Viterbo University fifth with 785. UW-Oshkosh did not qualify for the team competition as it had only two of the necessary four golfers.

Michelle Pascavis of UW-Stevens Point won the individual competition with 164 strokes (20 over par). She posted daily scores of 80 and 84.

UW-Stevens Point also owned three other golfers in the top six finishes as Jessica Urban placed third with 167 strokes, Danelle Olson fifth with 176 and Amanda Dlugopolski sixth with 178. UW-Whitewater had Emily Kuiper finish second with 166 strokes and Chelsea Davis fourth with 168.

Sippl Paces Titans At UW-Eau Claire Invitational

An opening-round score of 81 strokes highlighted Kim Sippl's (So. • Omro) 43rd-place finish for the UW-Oshkosh women's golf team at the UW-Eau Claire Invitational held Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 30-31) in Eau Claire.

Sippl followed her first-day score at the Mill Run Golf Course with a second-day score of 93 at the Wild Ridge Golf Course. Sippl's two-day total of 174 strokes was 29 over par.

UW-Oshkosh had two other golfers compete in the tournament, Emily Wichman (Jr. • Neenah) and Jessica Tiffe (Sr. • Brookfield). Wichman shot 18-hole rounds of 84 and 95 to place 63rd with 179 strokes (34 over par). Tiffe shot rounds of 88 and 101 to place 88th with 189 strokes.

Gustavus Adolphus College (Minn.) won the 22-team tournament with 646 strokes (66 over par). The Gusties totaled 314 strokes on Saturday and 332 on Sunday.

First-day leader Wartburg College (Iowa) finished second in the team standings with 647 strokes, while the University of St. Thomas (Minn.) placed third with 661, UW-Stevens Point fourth with 666 and UW-Eau Claire fifth with 676. UW-Oshkosh did not qualify for the team competition as it had only three of the necessary four golfers.

Steph Burns of Wartburg College posted rounds of 79 and 78 to win the individual title with 157 strokes (12 over par). Second place was a tie as UW-Whitewater’s Chelsea Davis and Wartburg College's Katelyn Thompson compiled scores of 158. Kali Griggs of Gustavus Adolphus College grabbed fourth place with 159 strokes, while UW-Stevens Point’s Michelle Pascavis and Gustavus Adolphus College's Amanda Woodhull tied for fifth with 160. A total of 137 golfers competed in the tournament.