Two Top 15 Finishes Put Ramblers in Position for Postseason

Women’s golf finished sixth out of 14 in their last regular season tournament at the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational April 6-7.

The Loyola women’s golf team traveled to Bowling Green, Ohio for the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational April 6-7. The Ramblers finished in sixth out of 14 teams in their last regular season tournament. 

Loyola finished the 36-hole tournament with a combined total of 606 strokes (301-305). 

The University of Pennsylvania Quakers took the top spot with a low score total of 579 strokes. Second-year Quaker Julie Shin took home the individual overall prize with a tournament total of 139 strokes (69-70). 

The Ramblers were led by second-year Adie Maki and fourth-year Abby Thielbar, who placed 11th and 15th, respectively. Maki shot a 77 in her final round, leaving her with a weekend total of 149 (72-77). One stroke behind Maki was Thielbar, who carded Loyola’s lowest round of the second day with a 75 and ended the tournament with a total of 150 strokes (75-75). 

Rambler head coach Brandy Johnston said the tournament was a good way to close out the team’s regular season. She then went on to describe her thoughts of the tournament as a whole. 

“We posted two rounds under our season scoring average, and out of the 36 holes, we counted only 2 holes higher than a bogey,” Johnston said. “I think that might be a first for us.” 

Third-years Cate Reisinger and Jolie Brochu finished with a one stroke difference with a total of 153 and 154, respectively. Reisinger’s total (76-77) left her in a share of 27th place, while Brochu (78-76) ended up in a share of 32nd place. First-year Cassie Psuik finished only a few strokes more than her teammates with a total of 156 strokes (78-78) and a share of 43rd place. 

Individually, Kate Meier placed in a share of 67th place and a total of 166 strokes. 

“We’ve made some great improvements this Spring,” Johnston said. “And I’m excited to see what we can do at the MAAC Championship in the coming weeks.” 

The team turns their focus now to postseason play where they will compete in the MAAC Championship in Orlando, Florida April 19-21.

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Megan Dunn

Megan Dunn