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UMSL Women’s Golf, Capesius Earn Runner-Up Finishes at GLVC Championships

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Junior Alexa Capesius shot a career-low 145 en route to earning runner-up honors at the GLVC Championships, held Friday-Sunday.

 

Capesius turned in rounds of 72 and 73, finishing one stroke behind champion Paxton DeHaven of Indianapolis, while helping the Tritons to a second place finish as a team with a score of 593 (297-296), which equals the third-best 36-hole total in program history.

 

Scheduled for 54 holes, heavy rain and storms throughout the tournament cut play down to 36 holes.

 

Capesius earned All-GLVC honors for the second time in her career by finishing in the top five, and was joined by junior Stefanyia Ivanova, who tied for fifth place with a 149 (73-76), earning all-GLVC honors for the third straight year.

 

UMSL, which finished second for the third straight year, was nine shots back of champion Indianapolis (292-292 – 584), which won for the sixth straight year.

 

Team Scoreboard (top three)

  1. Indianapolis (292-292 – 584)
  2. UMSL (297-296 – 593)
  3. Illinois Springfield (310-318 – 628)

 

Medalist

Paxton DeHaven, Indianapolis (72-72 – 144)

 

Next Three

T2. Alexa Capesius, UMSL (72-73 – 145)

T2. Pilar Echeverria, Indianapolis (71-74 – 145)

  1. Kylie Raines, Indianapolis (74-74 – 148)

 

UMSL Results

T2. Alexa Capesius (72-73 – 145)

T5. Stefanyia Ivanova (73-76 – 149)

T9. Emma Thorngren (80-72 – 152)

T9. Maxi Roth (73-79 – 152)

T12. Ares Boira (79-75 – 154)

 

Up Next

UMSL will officially learn of its NCAA bid on Monday. The NCAA East Regional will be held May 8-10 in Canton, Ohio.

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