Carlson is MIAC's golfer of the week

Matt Higgins, MIAC
May 1, 2012

ST. PAUL, Minn. - St. Olaf first year Maxine Carlson (Alexandria, Minn.), who turned in one of the finest performances of her rookie season to earn medalist honors and set a new 18-hole tournament record at Saturday's Carleton Invitational, was named the MIAC's golf athlete of the week on Tuesday.

The invite was shortened to a one-day, 18-hole event after inclement weather canceled Saturday's round, but Carlson was unaffected by the altered schedule, carding a 2-over-par 74 to claim her first-place finish and the new tournament scoring record. Carlson beat teammate Molly Erickson by one shot for the victory, and bested the previous record by two shots (76). Carlson's record-setting score helped lead St. Olaf to a team victory as well, as the Oles shot a collective 320 to finish first by nine shots. Carlson adds her MIAC weekly award to the All-Conference honor she claimed at the MIAC Championship in the fall, where she finished in fourth place.

Carlson and her St. Olaf teammates have one big event left on the 2011-12 schedule - the 2012 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships, which will be held May 8-11 at Zollner Golf Course in Angola, Ind. The Oles received the MIAC's automatic bid to the tournament by winning the conference title at the MIAC Championships in early October, and they will be one of 19 teams competing for the national title.

Contact media relations specialist Mike Ludwig at (507) 786-3834 or ludwigm@stolaf.edu.