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Iowa Lakes golfers complete final round

By Staff | May 20, 2011

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Iowa Lakes sophomores Macy Milburn and Meaghan Schmidt wrapped up play in the final day of the NJCAA Women’s National Golf Tournament at the LPGA International Legends course in Daytona Beach, Fla.

With great weather all week, the tournament golfers were able to shoot low scores.

For the Lakers Schmidt had the lower of the two scores shooting a tournament low for her with a 96. Fellow sophomore Macy Milburn carded a 109.

“Today was a tough day with both women playing their last round as an Iowa Lakes golfer,” said Coach Andy Soper. “These two women are hard workers and great people and will be very successful in life. With both graduating as Distinguished Academic All-Americans it’s not a coincidence that that Macy and Meaghan made it to the National Tournament; it speaks volumes to their work ethic.”

“I’m definitely going to miss playing competitive golf, specially my teammates and people I’ve met,” said Schmidt. “I’m glad I was able to play for both Coach Sopers (Dan and Andy). I learned a lot about life in general from them. Also I’m glad I was able to experience the National Tournament experience it’s a great way to end my competitive career.”

For the tournament Milburn finished in 83rd place with a low round of 90 and a total score of 394. Schmidt finished tied for 90th place with her lowest round coming on the last day. She finished with a 404.

Daytona State College captured back-to-back national titles with a total of 1,195 (295-302-301-297). Second place is Redlands Community College with a total of 1,218, while McLennon Community College finished third place with 1,288.

Daytona State’s Mitsuki Katahira captured back-to-back individual national championships. Her four-day total of 290 (74-73-72-71).

“This player we could see on the LPGA very soon she is a great player,” said Soper. “In 2010 she fired a course record 64 on the second round which led to a eight-stroke victory in the National tournament. She could win a few LPGA events in her career.

For more information, go to www.daytonastate.edu/golf/njcaa.html.