Weiszhaar takes 2nd at Missouri Western Classic

Leading by two strokes after Day 1 of competition at the Missouri Western Classic, Southwest Minnesota State senior Krista Weiszhaar shot a 10-over round of 82 on Monday to finish in second place individually in the tournament held at St. Joseph Country Club in St. Joseph, Mo.

The Mustangs dropped from fourth place after Day 1 to eighth after the second and final day of competition in the 10-team tournament. They shot a team total of 707, following up a 350 on Sunday with a 357 on Monday.

Minnesota State-Mankato won the team title with a score of 667, which was two strokes better than fellow Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference squad Augustana. Arkansas Tech finished third at 673, and among other NSIC squads in the field, Sioux Falls placed fourth (698), Concordia-St. Paul was seventh (703) and Upper Iowa took ninth (712).

Weiszhaar had a two-stroke lead after firing a 77 on Sunday. She was caught and passed by Arkansas Tech’s Rebecka Surtevall, who edged Weiszhaar by a stroke after putting together consecutive rounds of 79 for a two-day score of 14-over par.

It is the third time Weiszhaar has finished second this season and is her fifth top 10 finish.

SMSU’s Marissa Campeau shot a 13-over 85 on Monday and tied for 17th with a 171. The rest of the Mustangs were back in the pack, with Abby Gruber shooting a 188, Haley Gudim posting a 192 and Rachel Patnoe finishing with a 195. Trisha Kienitz played as an individual and shot a 194 to finish in 55th.

SMSU resumes competition April 13-14 when the Mustangs take part in the Augustana Invitational at Prairie Green Golf Club in Sioux Falls, S.D.