Wayne, Neb. — Freshman Jazmine Taylor matched the school record with an opening round 78 helping Wayne State to a ninth place finish at the Augustana Spring Women’s Golf Invitational played Saturday and Sunday at Elmwood Golf Course in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
The Wildcats shot rounds of 328 and 346 for a two-day total of 674 to finish ninth overall in the 13-team field.
Sioux Falls edged host Augustana by one stroke, 612-613, to win the team title with Minnesota State and Upper Iowa tied for third place each shooting 650.
Taylor, a freshman from Millard North HS, became the third different Wildcat player this season to match the individual school record of 78 originally set by Dawn Garrett in 1993 and duplicated earlier this year by Paige Peters (first round of WSC Invite on 4/11/21) and Abbey Kurmel in the second round of the Newman Invite on April 8th.
Freshman Abbey Kurmel was the top Wildcat finisher, tied for 20th overall, shooting a 163 with rounds of 82 and 81. Taylor followed in a tie for 26th overall at 165 following scores of 78 and 87.
Other Wildcat players were freshman Tricia Hemann shooting 170 (82-88) and sophomore Paige Peters firing a 176 (86-90).
Wayne State will compete at the NSIC Championships in Morton, Minnesota Thursday-Sunday.