FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota State women’s golf team continues its season with the Loyola Parkinson Family Invitational in Libertyville, Ill., on Monday and Tuesday.
The 54-hole tournament will start with 36 holes on Monday before concluding with the final 18 holes on Tuesday. Both days will be shotgun start 8:30 a.m., with live statistics available here.
The tournament will feature 12 total teams: NDSU, Loyola, California Baptist, Creighton, UIC, Bowling Green, Butler, Drake, Omaha, Ball State, Valparaiso, and Indiana State.
The Merit Club located in Libertyville, Illinois is a 320-acre course nestled within a natural habitat teeming with wildlife, and it boasts 18 holes along with top-notch practice facilities designed for championship-level play. It strikes a balance between being enjoyable and challenging for all golfers. The Merit Club served as the host for the 55th Women’s Open by the USGA in 2000 and the 2016 UL International Crown Championship.
North Dakota State will have five golfers competing: Elise Hoven, Madi Hicks, Leah Skaar, Norah Roberts and Catherine Monty. Cora Larson, Jo Baranczyk and Ava Wallerich will compete as individuals.
Last Time Out
At the Pat Lasser-Harbottle Invitational, the Bison posted a 17th-place finish. Elise Hoven posted rounds of 75,76, and 73 to finish +1 in the final round and finished tied for 43rd place. Catherine Monty (76-78-73–227) posted a season-low 54-hole total of 227 to finish tied for 59th place.
Roster at a Glance
– The roster features seven returning players, including three seniors: Catherine Monty, Leah Skaar, and Ava Wallerich.
– Norah Roberts is the only freshman on the roster and has appeared in all four tournaments this season.
History at Utah
The Bison made history at the Timpanogos Collegiate Invitational. The 54-hole total of 860 ranked for the lowest total in NDSU history which was 872 set at the Summit League Championship on April 25, 2023. The third-round total of 280 is now the lowest in program history, beating the original 284, which was set on Sept. 11, 2017, at the Battle at Old Works. Bison golfers, Madi Hicks and Cora Larson both fired career-low 54-hole totals. Hicks with a final score of 212 and Larson with 215.
The Bison will be back in action at the Mountain Classic Match Play in Palm Desert, Calif., on Feb. 12-14.
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