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Golf nears conference play

September 28, 2006

Before school even began, the UW-River Falls women’s golf team was very busy.

On Sept. 2, the Falcons played for the first time of the season at the UW-Eau Claire Invitational.

Katie Kantrud led the Falcons.

The UW-RF team has suffered by a lack of members.

“The team is young, with six players up from four. Some have very little to no competitive experience. No, it is not difficult because of the time that can be devoted to the development of their swing and golf skills,” Perry said. “When we had only four players, all scores had to count. So if a player had an off day we had to use the score. Typically, five players play with the four best scores counting.”

The head coach is also new to the program. Perry took over for Jeff Berkhoff.

The following weekend the Falcons traveled to Oshkosh, playing in the Oshkosh Invitational. The Falcon women placed sixth after the first day and improved the second day to finish in fourth overall.

Jenna Gutzwiller finished 18th overall.

Gutzwiller tied for 60th during the Division III Midwest Classic. The classic originally planned to be a two-day event, but bad weather caused the first day to be canceled.
This weekend the Falcons compete in a two-day event at the UW-Stevens Point Invitational. Tee time, both Saturday and Sunday, is set for 8 a.m.

Next weekend, the women begin the WIAC Meet in Watertown, Wis.