Freshman Pokrandt Leads Green Bay at League Championships

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
Release: April 28, 2013
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Freshman Katie Pokrandt capped a strong rookie campaign by leading the Phoenix on Sunday.

By: Andrew Gavin (@GBGavin)

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. ( – Horizon League Newcomer of the Year Katie Pokrandt (Eau Claire, Wis.) finished her freshman campaign in fine fashion on Sunday, firing an 82 to lead the Phoenix to a sixth-place finish in the 2013 Horizon League Championships on the par-72, 5,817-yard Las Colinas Course at Mission Inn Resort and Golf Club.

Green Bay had a 54-hole total of 132-over par 996. Detroit (920, +56) won the tournament championship, finishing 20 shots ahead of second-place Youngstown State (940, +76).

Pokrandt carded rounds of 80, 82, 82 to finish in a tie for 17th (244, +28). Senior Christina De Boer (Onalaska, Wis.) concluded her career a stroke back of Pokrandt in a tie for 21st (245, +29).

Freshman Sammi Grunder (Pardeeville, Wis.) started her final round with a birdie and posted an 83 on Sunday to finish tied for 28th (252, +36). The team’s third freshman that played in the league championships, Steph Laude (Slinger, Wis.) shot an 84 on Sunday and finished in 30th (256, +40) while junior Grace Abitz (Appleton, Wis.) fired an 85 on Sunday and finished 34th (263, +47).

Team Scores
1. Detroit, 312-303-305=920
2. Youngstown State, 321-303-316=940
3. Cleveland State, 312-319-315=946
4. Valparaiso, 321-312-317=950
5. Loyola, 327-314-333=974
6. Green Bay, 331-332-333=996
7. UIC, 338-335-335=1008

Individual Scores
T17. Katie Pokrandt, 80-82-82=244
T21. Christina De Boer, 80-81-84=245
T28. Sammi Grunder, 85-84-83=252
30. Steph Laude, 87-85-84=256
34. Grace Abitz, 86-92-85=263


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