Erickson, women's golf win rain-shortened Wartburg Spring Invitational

Mike Ludwig
April 21, 2013

WAVERLY, Iowa - Molly Erickson fired a first-round 75 on Saturday, as she won the Wartburg Spring Invitational and helped lead St. Olaf to a team title in the 10-school field.

The individual victory was Erickson's fourth of 2012-13. She won the Division III Classic on Sept. 16, the College City Challenge on Sept. 23 and the MIAC Championship on Oct. 8. Her 78.4 stroke average ranks 12th in the country and she is 10th in the nation in scoring versus par (+6.31).

The event was scheduled for two days, but rain ended the event during Sunday morning's second round.

The Oles' Linde Sundell was one stroke back to finish third. Sundell broke 80 only once in the fall, but went 75 in her final round on April 7 at the Washington (Mo.) Spring Invite and 76 on Saturday.

Maxine Carlson came in at 78 on Saturday to finish in a sixth place tie. Nadia Baka was 17th (tie) with an 83.

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