Busker fifth for St. Kate’s in Arizona
St. Catherine University junior and former Laker Sydney Busker placed fifth overall at the Spring Break Triangular against the University of St. Thomas and Luther College in Phoenix, Arizona Thursday, March 29.
St. Kate's placed third as a team seven strokes behind St. Thomas and one stroke behind Luther, with a combined score of 326 (+38).
The Wildcats top three golfers all finished in the top-5 as individuals. Senior Kaitlyn Alvarez (Eau Claire, Wis. / North) finished in a tie for second place after shooting a 77 to finish +5, while junior Busker and fellow senior Taylor Krouse (New Prague, Minn. / New Prague) both shot matching 81s to finish in a tie for fifth place.
First year Jordan Amelon (Iowa City, Iowa / West) finished just outside the top-10, marking another strong performance in her rookie season with St. Kate's. Amelon shot 85 in Arizona, finishing in 12th place with a score of +13.
Fellow first years Ahna Boe (Stewartville, Minn. / Stewartville) and Olivia Matzke (Lake City, Minn. / Lincoln) finished two strokes behind Amelon in 14th place after shooting 87, while sophomore Maddie Weinman (East Bethel, Minn. / St. Francis) shot 88.
Taylor Pleschourt (Dundas, Minn. / Northfield) also competed for the Wildcats over spring break. Pleschourt shot a season low 94 in Arizona to finish at +22.
St. Thomas’ Emily Thul was the medalist with a round of even par 72. Thul won by five strokes.
After combining the scores for St. Kate's top-4 golfers, the Wildcats finished in third place with a score of 326 (+38). St. Thomas won the tri with a score of 319 (+31) and Luther was second with a score of 325 (+37).
St. Kate's will return to action on Friday, April 6 when it competes at the WashU Invite in St. Louis, Missouri.