JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- Freshman Ashlyn Guggisberg captured medalist honors and North Dakota ran away with the team title by breaking the program's Division I 36-hole scoring record at the Jimmie Fall Classic. Guggisberg pulled away from the rest of the 30-player field after carding a 71 (-1) in the final round at the Jamestown Country Club Tuesday.
Guggisberg was playing in just her third collegiate event and won the tournament by seven strokes after tying UND's 36-hole scoring mark with a 145 (+1) total. Her efforts also helped the Fighting Hawks break the program's 36-hole team scoring mark as well at 615 (+20). That was two shots clear of the previous mark of 617 set at the 2015 Hobble Creek Fall Classic.
"It was nice to stay close to home and put up some good scores," UND head coach Natalie Martinson said. "We've had four players now shoot even-par or better this season and that shows that our hard work is paying off. This should give us some nice momentum going into our match with NDSU tomorrow and the rest of the fall season."
Guggisberg, whose older sister was a captain on last year's squad, is the first UND player to win medalist honors since Kristi Lucken won the 2008 Augustana Fall Invitational. She tied the 36-hole scoring mark of 145 set by current teammate Jenna Janu, who also reached that total at the Hobble Creek event. The last time the Fighting Hawks won a multiple-team tournament was a Triangular with Green Bay and Chicago State in 2011.
Janu shot up the individual leaderboard to tie for third Monday with a season-low 72 (E). Senior Haily Abel, who was playing as an individual, dropped a spot to finish runner-up behind Guggisberg. She finished with a 152 (+8) total after posting a career-low 72 (E) in Sunday's first round.
UND will compete against North Dakota State in match play on Tuesday during the inaugural Battle on the River at the Fargo Country Club. The Fighting Hawks and Bison will have nine different pairings square off against each other.
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Jimmie Fall Classic (Final Results)
|1.||North Dakota||308-307 = 615 (+20)|
|2.||Jamestown||336-341 = 677 (+91)|
|3.||Manitoba||348-348 = 696 (+120)|
|4.||Dickinson State||364-364 = 728 (+152)|
|5.||Valley City State||424-396 = 820 (+244)|
Jimmie Fall Classic Individuals (First Round Results)
|1.||Ashlyn Guggisberg||74-71 = 145 (+1)|
|2.||Haily Abel*||72-80 = 152 (+8)|
|t3.||Jenna Janu||81-72 = 153 (+9)|
|t5.||Benedikte Pettersen||78-80 = 158 (+12)|
|7.||Hanna Peterson||77-84 = 161 (+15)|
|t8.||Ally Rogers||79-84 = 163 (+17)|
|t8.||Rebecca Huus||82-81 = 163 (+17)|
|10.||Abby Schramel||80-84 = 164 (+18)|
|*Playing as an individual|
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