BECKER, Minn. – The Carleton Knights jumped out to a commanding 15-stroke lead on Day One of the 2017 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Women's Golf Championships at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker, Minn.
The Knights carded four of the top-15 scores in the field for a Round 1 total of 305. St. Catherine and Saint Benedict finished Day One tied for second-place at 320, followed by St. Thomas in fourth with a score of 321. St. Olaf finished the first round with 324 strokes, good for fifth-place, while Gustavus ended up in sixth with 330 and Bethel in seventh with 336. Rounding out the field, Concordia is in eighth-place with 362 strokes, followed by Saint Mary's in ninth with 397 and Augsburg in tenth with 401.
Carleton's Ziyi Wang recorded the best score of the day with a one-over-par 73. Teammate Abby Euyang and St. Catherine's Kaitlyn Alvarez finished Day One tied for second, just one stroke behind Wang. Bethel's Katie Engelking and St. Thomas' Emily Thul are tied for fourth-place after one round of play with five-over-par 77s.
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ROUND TWO TEES OFF SUNDAY
The three-day, 54-hole MIAC Women's Golf Championships continue Sunday at Pebble Creek Golf Club with the first tee time set for 9:57 a.m. Spectators are welcome to attend and there is no admission fee. Those in attendance are encouraged to read and follow the Championships' spectator rules.
There will be a short awards ceremony following Monday's final round to honor the top teams and individuals. The winning team will receive the MIAC Championship plaque, as well as the Conference's automatic bid to the 2018 NCAA Division III Golf Championships. The top 10 individual finishers will be named to the All-Championship team, and will be automatically eligible for All-Conference honors in the spring.
Fans who can't make the trip to Becker can follow all the action on the MIAC Golf Championships website, which will include unofficial hole-by-hole live scoring updates, results, pairings, tee times, recaps, photos and more. Fans can interact on social media throughout the tournament on the MIAC's Facebook page, Instagram or on Twitter.