The UW-Oshkosh women's golf team tuned up for next weekend's WIAC Championship by winning the UW-Stevens Point Mad Dawg Invitational held Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 29-30) at the Stevens Point Country Club in Stevens Point.
UW-Oshkosh battled through temperature in the 40s on both days of competition and mist in the air on Sunday to defeat seven other programs, including six of the seven that will join the Titans at the 54-hole WIAC Championship that will be held Friday through Sunday (Oct. 5-7) at the Reedsburg Country Club in Reedsburg.
UW-Oshkosh won the Mad Dawg Invitational with 646 strokes, eight better than the 654 compiled by second-place UW-Stout. The Titans recorded 327 strokes on Saturday and lowered that score to 319 on Sunday despite the weather-related elements. UW-Oshkosh held a two-stroke lead over UW-Stout following Saturday's activity.
UW-River Falls finished third in the team standings with 695 strokes while UW-Eau Claire placed fourth with 697, Viterbo University fifth with 717, UW-Stevens Point sixth with 732, UW-La Crosse seventh with 743 and UW-Platteville eighth with 787. UW-Whitewater, the defending WIAC champion, was the only league member not entered in the team competition.
UW-Oshkosh's Hannah Braun captured her second individual title of the season by narrowly winning the Mad Dawg Invitational. Braun counted 157 strokes (11-over-par) to edge UW-Oshkosh's Kayla Priebe and UW-Whitewater's Sabrina Schneck, who both tallied 158 as second-place finishers
Braun, who also won the UW-Oshkosh Titan Fall Classic on Sept. 1-2, posted 18-hole scores of 80 on Saturday and 77 on Sunday to defeat 63 other golfers at the Mad Dawg Invitational. Priebe earned her runner-up finish by recording 79 strokes on both days of the tournament.
Allison Chomniak of UW-Eau Claire finished fourth in the individual rankings with 160 strokes while UW-Stout's Marie Allo, Alexia Filipiak and Trystin Kluess all placed fifth with 162.
UW-Oshkosh also had Dianna Scheibe finish a season-best 10th with 167 strokes, Margherite Pettenuzzo 11th with 168, Erika Priebe 14th with 171, Hanna Rebholz 20th with 174, Ireland Dunne 25th with 179, Keara Richards 27th with 182, Sophia Mazurek 42nd with 191, Mackenzie Retzlaff 60th with 219 and Claire Hamburg 62nd with 229.