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Biggs lifts Central women’s golf team

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WAVERLY—A strong finish by Mackenzie Biggs (freshman, Bloomington, Ill., Normal HS) lifted the Central College women’s golf team into a tie for third place in the seven-team Wartburg Spring Invitational Sunday.
           
The Dutch finished the 36-hole tourney at 333-333—666, tying host Wartburg College, which had 331-335—666.
             
Biggs tied for fifth individually, carding 82-79—161 on the par-70 Waverly Golf and Country Club course.
           
“She played well,” coach Tabitha Schumacher said. “She was excited about her back nine. She finished strong.”
         
Delaney Underwood (sophomore, Mitchellville, Colfax-Mingo HS)
was seventh at 79-83—162, followed by Avery Woods (freshman, Long Grove, North Scott HS) at 84-89–173, Peyton Bytnar (freshman, Bettendorf) at 92-82—174 and Madison Clark (sophomore, Bloomington, Ill., Central Catholic HS) had 88-94—190.
           
Bytnar’s 12-over-par score matched a career-low she carded at the Fox Ridge Golf Course at Dike Sept. 5.
           
“That was a super round for Peyton,” Schumacher said. “She was excited. It’s nice to see the hard work from the winter and early spring pay off.”
           
At-large entrant Rachel Sohn (freshman, Sutherland, South O’Brien HS) had 88-92—180 with Whitney Anderson (sophomore, Sioux Rapids, Sioux Central HS) at 94-96–190 and Kassidi Steel (freshman, North Mahaska HS) at 115-123—238.
           
Gustavus Adolphus College (Minn.) took first in the eight-team field at 324-317—641, just ahead of Grinnell College, which shot 325-318-643.
           
Central closes its spring slate on its home course, the rugged par-72 Bos Landen Golf Club, with the Battle at Bos next Saturday and Sunday, starting at noon each day. The four-team tournament features a unique match play format, with pairings determined by statistical rankings. Schumacher said Wartburg will likely take on Nebraska Wesleyan University Thursday, with Central clashing with Luther College. The two winners square off Sunday, as will the two Saturday losers.
           
“It will be fun to change up the format and finish out the season,” Schumacher said. “We’re going to do a little match play at practice this week. I think just knowing the course is going to be a huge advantage.”
 

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