Ashiya, Japan / Canadian Academy
Another week, another win, another record, and another conference honor for the Carleton women's golf team. This time it was Geraldine Tellbuescher (Ashiya, Japan/Canadian Academy) leading her team in an all-around record-setting performance. The Knights' sophomore set a new school 36-hole scoring record, while helping the team set a new school and MIAC scoring record as well. For her record-breaking performance, the MIAC sports information directors have honored Tellbuescher with the MIAC Women's Golf Athlete-of-the-Week award.
Tellbuescher nearly made Carleton history in the first round of the Wartburg Invitational in Waverly, Iowa, with her career-best 1-over-par 73, which was just one stroke off the school's 18-hole scoring record. However, she followed with a 75 for a 36-hole total of 148 to finish second in the 93-player field and set a new school record by two shots. Carleton's 36-hole team total of 604 was good for an 11-shot team victory and a new school record and, according to available information, it set a new MIAC 36-hole scoring record by four shots. After four rounds, Tellbuescher's 77.0 scoring average ranks second in the MIAC, just one overall shot behind last week's MIAC Athlete-of-the-Week, teammate Shannon Holden. This is her second career MIAC Athlete-of-the-Week award, and she was an All-MIAC performer as a rookie in 2013-14.
After starting out with victories in their first two tournament appearances of 2014-15, The Knights will try to continue their red-hot start in front of the home crowd. Carleton will host its next two invites, with the D3 Classic coming up on Saturday and Sunday at The Jewel Golf Club in Lake City, Minn., and they'll also host the College City Challenge on Sept. 20 at Bellwood Oaks Golf Club in Hastings, Minn. Those will be the final two tune-ups for Tellbuescher and company prior to the MIAC Championships.