BY JOHN KIPPER, CONTRIBUTING WRITER
The women’s golf team is preparing to compete this Saturday in the MIAC Women’s Golf Championships located in Becker, Minn. They last saw action on Sept. 23, finishing 12th as a team in the College City Challenge. During the year, the four-player team has an average score of 395.43 per round. On an individual level, Karina Kafka has the best average on the team at 94.7. She has played six rounds this season, and she will likely be a big contributor in this upcoming tournament as they close out their fall season.
The men’s team finished third at the MIAC Men’s Championships, two strokes behind St. John’s and eight strokes behind St. Thomas. They held onto the second place spot by five strokes headed into the final day, but scored 296 compared to St. John’s 289. However, they have a three-week lull before competing in the Chick-Fil-A Collegiate Invitational in Rome, Ga., where they finished 10th last year. The team average is exactly 300, with the top four golfers averaging between 74.0 and 76.91. The Auggie men are led by Harrison Cooper and Brett Buckingham, who have average scores of 74.0 and 74.4 respectively. Cooper has been honored as MIAC Men’s Golf Athlete of the Week twice this season.
This article first appeared in the Friday, October 6, 2017, Edition of The Echo.