Jennies golf made program history again this season with its best postseason finish in team history. The Jennies earned a second-place finish Wednesday at the MIAA Championship at Firekeeper Golf Course in Mayetta, Kansas.
Northeastern State led the field after the first round with the Jennies on their heels four strokes behind. Freshman Rosie Klausner led individual scorers and shot one-under par in the opening round. Junior Olivia Sobaski ended Day One in a tie for fourth place.
Klausner forfeited her lead to Missouri Western’s Shi Qing Ong in round two and finished the day one stroke behind in second. Sobaski pulled out of her fourth-place tie into sole possession of third place. Her score of 147 through two rounds trails Klausner by one and Qing Ong by two.
The rest of the Jennies team shot well on Day Two as they put up the lowest round score for a team so far at 296, bringing their total score to 600. The four-stroke deficit to Northeastern State turned into a nine-stroke lead. The gap got even bigger behind the Riverhawks — who were at 609 — with Nebraska-Kearney being the next closest team in third with a score of 623.
In the final round, the Jennies struggled to protect their lead and succumbed to eventual-winner Northeastern State.
Klausner shot five-over par in round three and finished in sixth place with a final score of 223. Sobaski was one stroke ahead of Klausner, placing tied for third with a three-round score of 222.
The Jennies are scheduled to continue their postseason play at the NCAA Central Region Championship. The three-day event is scheduled for May 6-8 at Muskogee Country Club in Muskogee, Oklahoma.