Women’s golf climbs national rankings, dominate Border Battle

By Colin Marklowitz —

With eight of the top 10 finishers belonging to the University of Wisconsin–Stout golf team, the Blue Devils ran away with a victory at the Augsburg Border Battle on Thursday, Sept. 18. The Blue Devil seniors led the team, as they captured the top four individual spots at the tournament.

Brittany Mcnett-Emerich (Sr, Madison, Wis.) scored a 76, shooting just four strokes over par on her way to winning the tournament. Coming in right behind her were Mariah Chesley (Sr, Mankato, Minn.), who shot a 79 to claim second, Allison Van Heuklom (Sr, Middleton, Wis.) in third with 82 and Megan Ramp (Sr, Batavia, Ill.) placing fourth with 84.

Rounding out the top five were also Blue Devil golfers, as Maddy Paulson (Jr, Apple Valley, Minn.), Rachel Hernandez (Fr, Madison, Wis.) and Jessica Levens (Jr, Golden Valley, Minn.) shot 86’s to tie for fifth place. Kacey Simone (Jr, River Falls, Wis.) was the final Blue Devil in the top 10, coming in tied for ninth with 87.

The Blue Devils have been receiving national attention after teeing off the season on a hot streak. In the latest NCAA Division III GolfStat national rankings, UW–Stout is tied for 16th nationally and second regionally. In both cases, the Blue Devils are tied with University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. Also of note is the fact that three individual UW–Stout golfers are being recognized in the rankings as individuals. McNett-Emerich is ranked 24th nationally and third in the region. Ramp and Chesley are regionally ranked 12th and 18th respectively.

Up next, UW–Stout will head to University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point for the Mad Dawg Invitational, which will take place on Sept. 27 and 28.

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