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REEDSBURG -- Now the dean among WIAC women’s golf coaches, Howie Samb has seen a lot in his 10 years as UW-Stout coach. But he has never seen a WIAC as competitive as this year.

His Blue Devils shot a WIAC Championship-record 309 during Saturday’s rainy third round only to have UW-Whitewater match them. That kept Stout’s advantage over the Warhawks at three shots entering Sunday’s final-round scramble for the title and NCAA Division III Championship berth.

“The conference is really good,” Samb said. “Oshkosh shot 319 (Saturday), which is phenomenal given this track. Eau Claire (329) faded a little bit. It’s tough. And it’s just getting better.

“I think 309 is the best we’ve ever shot (at conference) and we didn’t gain a shot.”

Indeed, both Stout and Whitewater bettered the WIAC Championship record of 311 that Stout set in the second round of the 2014 championship. The Blue Devils’ 628 total for 36 holes tied the WIAC Championship record set by UW-Eau Claire in 2005 when it was a 36-hole tournament.

Senior Rachel Hernandez led the way for Stout with a 2-over-par 74 -- one shot short of matching Britt McNett-Emmerich’s school record for lowest score at a WIAC championship. The Blue Devils also counted 77s from sophomores Trystin Kluess (tied for second) and Madison McCambridge (tied for sixth) and an 81 from junior Marie Allo. They tossed an 82 from sophomore Alexa Filipiak, who -- like Allo (43-38) -- bounced back from a 43 on the front nine with a 39 on the back.

“It was really nice,” Hernandez said of her teammates’ efforts. “I know everyone has been working really hard to make sure they don’t get too down on themselves. I’m really proud of Alexa and Marie for coming back because it’s really tough to do that, especially in a circumstance like this at conference. I’m really proud of everybody and how they performed (Saturday).”

Whitewater’s piece of a history-making day came courtesy of sophomores CheyAnn Knudsen and Maddie McCue, two transfers second-year Warhawks coach Andrea Wieland coached at Milton High School. Both golfers shot 75 -- leaving Knudsen tied for second (155) and McCue tied for fourth (157) heading into what promises to be an entertaining showdown vs. the Blue Devils.

“I would imagine Howie would say the same; we’ve got to do more of the same, playing your own game” Wieland said. “We’re going to be a little more nervous so we’ve got to figure out how we’re going to calm those nerves. We’re going to talk a little bit about the course and play the course.”

Play begins at 10 a.m. Sunday at Reedsburg CC. The top three teams will tee off together, starting at 11:52 a.m.

Team/Player Leaderboard
Reedsburg County Club - 2017 WIAC Championship Par: 72 Yardage: 5805
Reedsburg, WI US
Oct 6-8, 2017
Click on the round header, (Rd 1, Rd 2, etc), to view previous round data
Pos. Team/Player (seed) Rd 1 Rd 2 Total
1 Wisconsin-Stout 319 309 628
1 Rachel Hernandez (1) 80 74 154
T2 Trystin Kluess (5) 78 77 155
T4 Madison McCambridge (2) 80 77 157
T11 Marie Allo (3) 81 81 162
T24 Alexa Filipiak (4) 90 82 172
2 Wisconsin - Whitewater 322 309 631
T2 CheyAnn Knudsen (2) 80 75 155
T4 Maddie McCue (3) 82 75 157
T7 Ashley Hofmeister (1) 79 80 159
T9 Kelly Storti (5) 81 79 160
T19 Kaitlin Bowe (4) 84 83 167
3 Wisconsin - Oshkosh 324 319 643
T4 Micayla Richards (2) 75 82 157
T9 Kayla Priebe (3) 80 80 160
T11 Hannah Braun (1) 85 77 162
27 Anna Scheibe (5) 93 80 173
28 Keara Richards (4) 84 90 174
4 Wisconsin - Eau Claire 325 329 654
T7 Allison Chomniak (1) 82 77 159
13 Ashli Stolen (3) 79 84 163
14 Jessica Rudnicki (4) 81 83 164
22 Molly Lattery (2) 83 85 168
T24 Megan Glaeser (5) 83 89 172
5 Wisconsin-River Falls 343 338 681
T16 Danielle DeWitt (2) 86 80 166
T19 Paige Isensee (3) 84 83 167
T19 Madeline Wimmer (5) 82 85 167
36 Miranda Ray (1) 91 90 181
37 Victoria Holman (4) 93 90 183
6 Wisconsin-Platteville 349 347 696
15 Lindsay Neitzel (1) 84 81 165
T24 Alysse Elko (2) 87 85 172
T33 Kaley Mumma (4) 88 91 179
35 Cortney Olson (3) 90 90 180
50 Clare Day (5) 104 106 210
7 Wisconsin - Stevens Pt 379 377 756
31 Bailey Ryan (3) 91 86 177
T43 Maddison Williams (2) 98 93 191
T45 Jackie Halverson (1) 98 94 192
47 Jalyn LaBine (4) 92 105 197
49 Lizabeth Rynders (5) 99 104 203
 
Individuals
Pos. Player (Team) Rd 1 Rd 2 Total
T16 Kristin Bowe (Wisconsin - Whitewater) 79 87 166
T16 Hanna Rebholz (Wisconsin - Oshkosh) 85 81 166
23 Haley Seifert (Wisconsin-Stout) 86 83 169
29 Sabrina Schreck (Wisconsin - Whitewater) 89 86 175
30 Ireland Dunne (Wisconsin - Oshkosh) 87 89 176
32 Alyssa Bee (Wisconsin-Stout) 86 92 178
T33 Hayley Jefferson (Wisconsin - Whitewater) 92 87 179
38 Anna Uzpen (Wisconsin - Eau Claire) 93 91 184
39 Hannah Baker (Wisconsin-Stout) 87 98 185
T40 Rachel Radcliffe (Wisconsin-River Falls) 97 89 186
T40 Whitney DeMoe (Wisconsin - Eau Claire) 91 95 186
42 Sophia Mazurek (Wisconsin - Oshkosh) 96 92 188
T43 Michelle Lodholz (Wisconsin - Oshkosh) 90 101 191
T45 Abbie Ter Maat (Wisconsin - Eau Claire) 98 94 192
48 Allison Raffetto (Wisconsin-River Falls) 98 100 198
51 Breanna Bertschinger (Wisconsin - Whitewater) 115 101 216
52 Andrea McDermott (Wisconsin-Platteville) 106 121 227