SMITHVILLE, Mo. — The Southwest Minnesota State University Women’s Golf Team scored 55 of 343 in the first round and currently sits sixth in the 54-hole, 13-team Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championship played at the par- 72, Paradise Pointe-Outlaw course of 5,930 yards.

Playing with strong winds throughout the round, Courtni Frank and Ashley Trongard shot SMSU’s two lowest scores on Friday and are currently in the top 15. Frank currently sits ninth in the 65-man field after carded an 8 of 80 with a birdie and nine pars. Trongard is tied for 13th with a 10-for-82 round, which included one birdie and nine pars.

Sally Gallagher recorded 16 of 88 and is tied for 31st after birdie and seven pars. Jacqueline Gossen had four pars and finished with a 21 of 93 to sit tied for 48th, while Danielle Podoll also closed with a 21 of 93 with a pair of pars.

SMSU, along with most championship teams, struggled with the 477-yard par-5 ninth as the Mustangs finished a combined 16 on the hole. The average score on the hole was 6.74 and gave the day’s fewest pars with 11.

Augustana is the first-round leader with an 18-of-306 round. Minnesota State is in second place at 43-of-331, followed by Wayne State at 45-of-333. Augustana’s Shannon McCromick is the individual leader with a 1 – more than 73.

SMSU opens the second round today at 9 a.m.

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by SMSU Athletic


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