William Penn Wins Home Tourney

William Penn University Athletics

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen women’s golf team had little trouble defending its home course as it won the Statesmen Classic Monday.

William Penn was first out 10 squads with a score of 308 at the par-71 Edmundson Golf Course. Jamestown (N.D.) was a distant second at 325.


The event unfortunately was shortened to just 18 holes as heavy rains saturated the course Tuesday.

The second crown of the year for WPU was made possible by four scores at or under 80, including Elise Warne (Jr., Melbourne, Australia, Exercise Science) winning the medalist laurel at one-over 72.

Helene Larsen (Jr., Viborg, Denmark, Business Management) earned silver for the Statesmen as well by shooting a 77.

Megan Rhoads (Jr., Schertz, Texas, Psychology) also finished in the top five as she was in a tie for fourth at 79, while Brittany Evans (So., Fernley, Nev., Business Management) placed sixth with an 80.

Brooke Fletcher (Sr., Atlantic, Iowa, Business Management) rounded out the varsity lineup by tying for 11th at 83.

The varsity reserve crew team placed third at 336 with Alexis Guimaraes (So., San Ramon, Calif., Psychology) and Jordan Postma (Sr., Marion, Iowa, Biology) tying for eighth at 82.

Deanna Peiffer (So., Washington, Iowa, Public Accounting) was next for the navy and gold, tying for 15th with an 84. Sofie Lund (Jr., Herning, Denmark, Psychology) carded an 88 to tie for 21st, while Tiffany Duhon (Jr., Lafayette, La, Elementary Education) managed a 92 to tie for 31st.

A trio of individuals also hit the links, led by Madison Lantz (Corona, Calif., Psychology and Human Services) with a 90 to tie for 27th. Alyssa Kerry (Jr., Bend, Ore., Communications) (93, T-35th) and Kaycee Kennedy (Pinedale, Wyo., Biology and Business Management) (97, 46th) played as individuals as well.

“We talked about defending our home course and did that as a program by placing first and third,” Head Coach Chris Pierson said. “We knew weather did not look good for Tuesday so having a good first day was key to this tournament and we accomplished that.”

“We are trending in the right direction and showing our team depth with six players on the 10-person all-tournament team,” Pierson added. “We have had a lot of different players lead us this fall; now we just need to put it all together for a great showing in our last tournament.”

Next Up: William Penn concludes its fall season by traveling to Cohutta, Ga. on October 23-24 to compete in the Dalton State Nob North Roadrunner Invitational. Play will be contested at Nob North Golf Course.




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