Augustana, Trautman Win Super Region Titles
May 11, 2018
ST. CHARLES, Missouri -- Augustana's Kali Trautman shot the lowest score of the second round in the NCAA Division 2 Women's Super Regional, and she posted the third-lowest score on the final day. That's a pretty good recipe for success, and it worked for her this week, as she claimed medalist honors. While she was at it, she helped the Vikings win the team championship by 10 strokes.
Trautman opened the tournament with a 2-over-par 74 on Monday in the first round at The Missiouri Bluffs, which put her in fifth place. The senior from Clear Lake, S.D., moved up to second with a 69 on Day 2 and sealed the deal with a 72 on Wednesday. Her 54-hole total of 215 (1 under) brought her in four clear of the field.
There was a three-way tie for second at 219 among Peerada Piddon (Arkansas Tech), Josefina Haupt (Lindenwood) and Helle Leed (Southern Arkansas).
The Augustana team, like Trautman, moved up each day, starting with a 302 on Monday. That was good for second place. A second-round 296 put the Vikings in a tie for the lead with Lindenwood, the host team, and they closed things out with the lowest team score of the week, a 292, which gave them an overall 890 and a 10-stroke victory. Lindenwood finished second at 900, two ahead of Arkansas Tech.
In addition to Trautman, Augustana had two other players in the top 13 individually. Hannah Hankinson wasn't in the top 20 with nine holes to play, but the sophomore from Edina played the final nine in 3 under for a 73 and a 225. That tied her for 11th.
Emily Israelson, a senior from Staples-Motley who won the NSIC individual crown this spring (while Augustana was winning its ninth consecutive conference team championship), shot 75 at Missouri Bluffs on Wednesday and finished one stroke behind Hankinson at 226, in 13th place all by herself.
The top three teams and top three individual not on an advancing team earned places in the Women's D2 NCAA Championships next week, May 16-19, at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston.
This was the ninth time since 2007-08 that the Vikings have finish first or second in the Super Region. They were second last year in the region, and then tied for ninth at the NCAA tournament, led by Israelson, who was 13th individually.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE GOLF
NCAA D2 Women's Super Region 3
At The Missiouri Bluffs
Par 72, 6,084 yards
St. Charles, Missouri
1. Augustana 302-296-292--890
2. Lindenwood 305-293-302--900
3. Arkansas Tech 301-307-294--902
4. Henderson State 306-303-295--904
5. Northeastern State 310-297-298--905
6. SW Oklahoma State 304-301-310--915
7. Central Oklahoma 313-303-302--918
8. Central Missouri 315-307-298--920
9. Missour Western State 312-313-304--929
10. Oklahoma Baptist 316-322-310--948
T11. Minnesota State (Mankato) 323-317-312--952
T11. Nebraska-Kearney 327-314-311--952
1. Kali Trautman, Augustana 74-69-72--215
T2. Peerada Piddon, Arkansas Tech 75-76-68--219
T2. Josefina Haupt, Lindenwood 70-71-78--219
T2. Helle Leed, Southern Arkansas 71-73-75--219
T5. Shi Qing Ong, Missouri Western 73-77-70--220
T5. Elen Wahlin, SW Oklahoma State 70-74-76--220
T5. Olivia Sobaski, Central Missouri 74-72-74--220
T11. Hannah Hankinson, Augustan 77-75-73--225
13. Emily Israelson, Augustana 74-77-75--226
T32. Haley Tollete, Minnesota State 80-75-76--231
T32. Sierra Langlie, Augustana 77-75-79--231
T43. Maddy Schintz, Minn. State 78-83-76--237
T43. Alex Stone, Augustana 83-82-72--237
T50. Abbe Partington, Minn. State 81-78-81--240
64. Maddy Messin, Minnesota State 84-81-87--252
66. Genie Short, Minnesota State 95-85-79-259