GolfLawrence University’s Jeff Henderson claimed the first individual title for the Vikings since 1993 at the rain-shortened Midwest Conference Championships this past weekend.
The Vikings finished third in the team standings, their highest finish since 1982.
The event, being held at Aldeen Golf Club, was canceled after Saturday’s play was washed out. Henderson’s six-over par 78 carded during Friday’s first round tied him for medalist honors with Grinnell’s Jared Baszler. Henderson, a freshman from Reedsburg, is Lawrence’s first individual champion since Dave Schacht won at Mascoutin Golf Club in 1993.
Lawrence also had two other golfers earn all-conference honors, which goes to the top ten finishers. Senior Brion Winters and freshman Blake Nelson tied for eighth after shooting 82.
Lawrence University senior Sally Schonfeld won a pair of titles and was named one of the meet’s outstanding performers at this past weekend’s Midwest Conference Championships.
The Reedsburg native won the 1,500 meters in 4 minutes, 53.52 seconds, and grabbed the title in the 5,000 in 18:43.51. She was also fifth in the 3,000 steeplechase in 12:09.14.
Led by Schonfeld, the Vikings finished third in the team standings.