Arnold Finishes 5th; Beavers 7th at IIAC Women's Golf Championships

Arnold Finishes 5th; Beavers 7th at IIAC Women's Golf Championships

Mother nature didn't make things easy for any golfer over the final 36 holes this weekend at Indianola Country Club, but the Buena Vista women's golf team still managed to get an all-conference performer while just missing out on another, as the tea wrapped up play on Saturday at the IIAC Women's Golf Championships.

Freshman Raelinn Arnold carded a final round 90 and finished the championships at 331 overall, taking fifth overall and just a few strokes back of a top-2 finish.  Junior Emily Kim capped off her weekend in strong fashion, bouncing back with an 82 after a tough 92 on Friday, finishing 13th overall and just three back of a top-10 finish.

Freshman Graysen Mechler tied for 21st for BVU which ended up in seventh and 13 strokes back of Nebraska Wesleyan for sixth.

Arnold becomes the program's first all-conference performer since Kylie Hammer in 2011.

Brooke Klostermann took individual medalist honors after a 72-hole score of +10 (296).  She won by 22 strokes over Central's Brittany Coppess.  The Knights also claimed the team title, firing a 325 on Saturday and holding off the Dutch by 28 strokes.

The championships complete the fall schedule for the Beavers.  The team will compete in a pair of events this spring, including a trip out to California.