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Sneak Peek: 2017 Tommie Women's Golf

Sneak Peak -- 2017 Tommie Women's Golf


Head Coach: Sara Evens, starting 12th year

2016 Highlights: MIAC Championships, fourth place of 10

2017 Division III Preseason Poll: TBD

Returning Players: 5

Newcomers: 2

Top Returners: Seniors Emily Thul and Morgan McCorkle, juniors Marja Sorensen and Kate Drimel

First Competition: Toms open fall season Sept. 2-3 at St. Ben's Invite

Key Fall Competition: MIAC Championships, Oct. 7-9, Becker

Can UST Repeat? Led by co-medalist Sorensen, St. Thomas topped 15 other squads in September 2016 to win the 36-hole D3 Classic in Lake City

Newcomer Watch: Freshman Hilary Whalen of Grand Forks made North Dakota all-state last fall on a state runner-up team

Stats Watch: Honorable mention All-America Emily Thul has a 79.0 career stroke average in 56 collegiate rounds, including 14 rounds of 76 or better

Classroom Stars: The Tommies' 3.60 grade-point average for the 2016-17 school year included returners Thul (3.79 gpa in Psychology major); Drimel (3.78 in Business)

Most Improved?: Drimel improved three full shots per round from to an 83.3 average from 2015-16 to the 2016-17 season.

Did You Know?: Last March in Phoenix on a par-71 course, St. Thomas shot a school-record 292 -- with all five players shooting in the 70s -- score en route to a third-place finsh at the 36-hole George Fox Invite.