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Women's golf team wraps up successful season
Although the young Cobber women golfers had their best season ever, winning five of their six meets, there is no national post-season tournament for them to play in because of the elimination of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW).
During the season the women set Concordia records for a team stroke average of 342, which is 14 better than last year's mark, and for a single meet score of 332 set at the _ Dakota State Invitational in Sioux Falls, S.D., and again at the South Dakota State Invitational in Brookings, S.D.
Leading the Cobbers throughout 1982 was senior Karna Johnson from Alexandria, Minn., who held an 18-hole average of 82.7; earned medalist honors for taking first place at the Briar Cliff Invitational in Sioux City, Iowa; and never finished below fourth place in any of the other five tournaments.
Annette Haugstul, a sophomore from Fosston, Minn., also had an outstanding year. Averaging 83.4 shots per 18 holes, Raugstul pushed Johnson the entire season and finished among the top five in all but one meet.
Close behind in the individual stroke average category were sophomore Jill Olafson from Wadena, Minn., and freshman Melissa Viker from Mahnomen, Minn., with 85.5 - and 86.5 averages respectively.
According to Coach Duane Siverson, when the AIAW folded, the golf squad had to join either Division II or III of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) or the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics, none of which holds a national meet. The team chose the NCAA Division III.
Although the Cobbers cannot compete as a team in post- season tournaments,
five individuals from Division III schools will be chosen to play in the
NCAA Division I tournament next spring. Both Johnson and Haugstul
stand a good chance of being selected, according to Siverson.
All-American Johnson winds up shining Cobber golf career
A couple of years ago Karna Johnson, in her own words, "wasn't that great a golfer."
But in the last two seasons, Johnson, a senior from Alexandria, Minn., has compiled a strong record as the number one.
She has earned All-American honors once, All-Region twice, and All-State once.
In the recently-completed fall season, Johnson averaged 82 strokes for 18 holes on a team that won five of its six meets and set a school record of 332 for an 18 hole tournament.
Johnson, along with sophomore Annette Haugstul, who averaged an 83, have a chance to play in the NCAA Division I national tournament next spring. Since Divisions II and III don't have national tournaments due to the lack of teams, the top five individuals from those two divisions are chosen to complete the Division I tourmament field.
The players will be selected Jan. 1 after southern schools have completed their seasons and the scores have been fed into a computer, according to Siverson, Concordia women's golf coach.
"Karna's and Annette's scores compare very well nationally," Siverson said. "It depends on how many schools send in scores."
Karna Johnson began golfing in the junior program at Alexandria, whish is known for producing some of the best amateur golfers in Minnesota.
Twice a week throughout the summer juniors play at the local country club. Players such as Tom Lehmann, who is now trying to earn a spot on the professional tour, Lisa Kluver, who golfed at the University of Minnesota, and Kris Elton, a national champion two years ago while at Concordia, were in the program with Johnson.
In high school, Johnson continued playing with Kluver and Elton and thier team won consecutive state meets.
"I was just one of the bottom players," she said. "It was exciting, though."
But from the watching her teamates, Johnson set high goals for herself.
"I had not been an excellent golfer but I'd palyed with Kris Elton and Luis Kluver all my life, so I'd set pretty high standards for myself," she said. "It's only been in the last couple of years that I've been able to put my game together. I've played more in the summer and benefitted from better college competition."
(Earlier in the season )
By winning their fifth tournament of September last week, the women's golf team closed their fall season on a positive note the Cobbers won the eight team Moorhead State Invitational, held last Friday in Ortonville, Minn., with a team score of 333. South Dakota State was second to the Cobbers for the fifth time this season, finishing with a 337. North Dakota shot 340 to wind up in third place.
The Ortonville meet marked the final tournament for Karna Johnson, the
No. 1 player and only senior on the team. Johnson has earned All-Region
honors twice and All-American one season.
Individually, the meet was a satisfying conclusion for Johnson, who finished second with an 81. What made the finish outstanding, according to Siverson, was that she edged Ann Zenk, the No. 1 golfer for SDSU.
"Ann is considered the most consistent player and probably the best player in all of our tournaments," said Siverson. "Beating Ann by one stroke is gratifying in itself."
Jill Olarson of Concordia shot an 82 to finish third overall after beating Diane Mukai of UND and Zenk in a playoff. Melissa Viker shot an 84, and Annette Haugstul finished at 86 yo round out the team scoring.
Next May the Cobbers will enter the state meet, which they won last year en route to a fifth place finish in the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women national tornament.
As of now, though, there is no national meet due to the folding of the
For the second consecutive year, the Cobber women's golf team won the state golf title of the Minnesota Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, held May 2-3 at Island View Country Club in Waconia, Minn.
Concordia ended the tournament with a two-day combined team score of 717, which was 10 strokes better than runner- up Mankato (Minn.) State University.
Karna Johnson ('83) from Alexandria, Minn., who carried an 18-hole average of 82.7 from the fall season, placed third in the tournament with a score of 170. Johnson was two strokes back of a two-way tie for first place between Tammi Rostvold of Mankato State and Barb Ward of Winona (Minn.) State University. Rostvold went on to win in a one-hole playoff.
Other members of the Concordia squad to place were Annette Haugstul, a sophomore from Fosston, Minn., sixth at 178; Melissa Viker, a freshman from Mahnomen, Minn., 11th at 182; and Cindy Johnson, a sophomore from Anoka, Minn., 14th at 187.
During the fall season, the women set Concordia records for a team-stroke
average of 342, which is 14 better than last year's mark, and for a single
meet score of 332 set at the Dakota State Invitational in Sioux Falls,
S.D., and again at the South Dakota State Invita tional in Brookings. The
Cobber women won six of the eight tournaments they were in.
1982-83 Women's Golf Roster
Coach Duane Siverson
1982-83 Schedule and Results
9/10/82 Briar Cliff Invitational
Green Valley - Sioux City, Iowa
9/11/82 Dakota State Invitational
Westward Ho Country Club - Sioux Falls, SD
9/12/82 SDSU Invitational 1st place
Watertown Country Club - Watertown, SD
9/17-18/82 UND Invitational
Lincoln Park - Grand Forks, ND
9/19/82 Concordia Invitational 1st place
Edgewood - Fargo, ND
9/25/82 Moorhead State Invitational 1st place
Ortonville Country Club - Ortonville, MN
May 1883 Minnesota (MAIAW) State Golf Tournament 1st place
Waconia Country Club - Waconia, MN
May 1983 Briar Cliff Invitational 1st place
Green Valley - Sioux City, IA
Summary of 1982 Season
First Place finishes
(MAIAW) Minnesota St. Tournament
Karna Johnson - Briar Cliff 81
Minnesota St. Champs
Placing in Nationals
Winning 6 out of 8 Tournaments
Setting the School Record at 332 (Sioux Falls)
1982-83 Women's Golf Scoring
Average Scores (Individuals - 18 Holes) Team Average
Annette Haugstul 83.4
Jill Olafson 85.5
Melissa Viker 86.5
Lisa Evenson 94.6
Jeni Emerson 95.5
Lana Siewart 102.6
1982-83 Meet Results
Briar Cliff Invitational 9/10/82 Green Valley - Sioux City, Iowa
1. Concordia 343 (Invitational Record - old record 349 SDSU 1981) 2. SDSU 363 3. Briar Cliff 376 4. Mankato State 380 5. Dakota State 381 6. Central Iowa 394 7. USD 403 8. Nebraska Wesleyan 423 10. North Western 446
Medalist - Tammi Rostvold (Mankato State) 81 Karna Johnson (Concordia) 81
Concordia - Annette Haustul 82 (3rd) Jill Olafson 85 (6th) Melissa Viker 95 Lisa Evenson 103 Jeni Emerson 105
1. Concordia 332 (School Record
- old record 333 - 1981)
2. SDSU 346
3. Dakota State 351
4. Mankato State 353
5. Briar Cliff 354
Medalist: Ann Zenk (SDSU) 76
Concordia: Annette Haugstul 79 (2nd)
Karna Jonson 81 (4th)
Jill Olafson 85 (8th)
Melissa Viker 87 (10th)
Jeni Emerson 88 (12th)
Lisa Everson 88 (12th)
1. Concordia 332 (Tied school record)
2. SDSU 337
3. Moorhead St. 343
4. Briar Cliff 352
5. UND 354
Medalist: Carin Doyle (SDSU) 75
Concordia: Melissa Viker 80 (2nd)
Karna Johnson 84 (Tie for 3rd)
Annette Haugstul 84 (Tie for 3rd)
Jill Olafson 84 (Tie for 3rd)
Jeni Emerson 91
Lisa Everson 97
2. UND 346-350-696
3. Concordia 359-346-705
4. Moorhead St. 360-354-710
5. Mankato St. 360-354-714
6. Northern St. 416-423-839
Medalist: Ann Zenk (SDSU) 82-79-161
Tammi Rostvold (Mankato) 81-80-161
Concordia: Karna Johnson 85-82-167
Anette Haugstul 82-86-168 (4th)
Jill Olafson 88-88-176 (5th)
Lana Siewart 103-101-204
Jeni Emerson 94
Lisa Everson 91
1. Concordia 351
2. SDSU 352
3. UND 363
4. Mankato St. 378
5. Moorhead St. 387
6. Northern St. 434
Medalist: Ann Zenk (SDSU) 82
Concordia: Karna Johnson 85 (tie for 3rd)
Annette Haugstul 85 (tie for 3rd)
Jill Olafson 87 (5th)
Lisa Evenson 94
Lana Siewert 104
Jeni Emerson 106
1. Concordia 333
2. SDSU 337
3. UND 340
4. Dakota St. 349
5. Mankato St. 351
6. Moorhead St. 361
7. Northern St. 410
8. Gustavus 417
Medalist: Sarah Egan (Dakota) 78
Concordia: Karna Johnson 81 (tie for 2nd)
Jill Olafson 82 (3rd)
Melissa Viker 84 (7th)
Annette Haugstul 86 (13th)
Jeni Emerson 89 (18th)
Lisa Evenson 95
1983 Minnesota (MAIAW) State Golf Tournament
Waconia Country Club - Waconia, MN
1st 2nd Tot
1. Concordia 352 365 717
2. Mankato ST. 360 367 727
3. Winona ST. 367 364 731
4. ST. Cloud ST. 372 360 732
5. ST. Olaf 384 372 756
6. Gustavis Adolphus 393 365 758
7. Bemidji State Incomplete Team
Medalist - Tammi Rostvold (Mankato) 84-84-168
Concordia - Karna Johnson 83-87-170
Annette Haugstul 91-87-178 (6th)
Melissa Viker 87-95-182 (11th)
Cindy Johnson 91-96-187 (14th)
Lisa Evenson 109-100-209 (37th)
Briar Cliff Invitational
Green Valley - Sioux City, IA May 83
1. Concordia 346
2. Briar Cliff 350
3. SDSU 353
4. Kansas ST. 356
5. Central Iowa 369
6. Mankato State 382
7. Wartburg 391
8. Buena Vista 421
9. William Penn 423
Medalist - Geri Skinner (BC) 79
Annette Haugstul (CC) 79
Concordia - Annette Haugstul 79 (2nd)
Jody Wilson 86 (6th)
Melissa Viker 89 (10th)
Beth Nyberg 92
Lisa Evenson 97
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