|Date:||October 5, 2019 - October 7, 2019|
|Time:||9:00 am||Results:||3rd of 8||Location:||Ames, Iowa - Ames Country Club|
The 2019 American Rivers Conference Tournament is in the books. This afternoon, Luther matched its first round total of 342 and slipped from second place after the first two rounds to third place, five strokes behind runner-up Wartburg College. The Norse finished at 1011 and the Knights shot 1006.
The University of Dubuque won its first conference championship shooting a 54-hole total of 985. The Spartans earned the league's automatic bid to the 2020 NCAA Women's Golf Championship set for May 12-15 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., at the PGA National Resort-Palmer Course.
Individually, Morgan Kranz was the tournament medalist and was named league MVP. Kranz shot rounds of 80-75-77-232 and finished six strokes ahead of Hannah Gordon of Simpson College who shot 238.
Kranz made a bit of Luther history today. She became the first Luther golfer to win the conference tournament since 1998, when Kara Reiman finished atop the leader board in a three-way tie with Fay Bradley and Hannah Willenborg of Simpson College. She also becomes only the third golfer in Luther history to be named league MVP, joining Melanie House (1991) and Annie Stelow (1986, 1988), who was crowned the conference champion twice. Kranz also earned her third all-conference honor, becoming the sixth golfer in Luther history to accomplish this feat during their careers. To earn all-conference honors a golfer must finish in the top-10 of the leader board.
Kelly Schultz also earned all-conference honors this afternoon for the first time of her career. Schultz carded rounds of 83-76-87-246 and finished in fifth place.
The remainder of the Norse five and how they finished included Sydney Maule (T14 - 257), Lind Jiang (25th - 281) and Riley Bartlett (30th - 286).
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