Golf - Wed, May. 9, 2012
MOUNT PLEASANT - Iowa Wesleyan College golfers Blake Mitchell
) and Kayla Bishop
) both have been named Honorable Mention All-Midwest Collegiate Conference selections, as the conference released its men's and women's golf awards today.
Mitchell received MCC men's golf honors for the first time in his first season after transferring to IWC from Front Range (Colo.) Community College. He finished the year with a 76.9 stroke average over 25 rounds including the fall and spring seasons, including two medalist titles and six individual top-10 finishes.
Mitchell was especially strong in the spring season, finishing with a 74.4 stroke average in 12 rounds. He finished in the top ten in five of six tourneys, including medalist honors at both the Knox (Ill.) Prairie Fire Classic and the Scot-Fire Invitational hosted by Knox and Monmouth (Ill.) Colleges. He shot four rounds below par in the spring and a total of six rounds at par or below, with a low round of 70 set three separate times.
Bishop received conference women's golf honors for the first time after leading the IWC women's team in both the fall and spring. She finished the season with a 94.6 stroke average over nine rounds, including an average of 93.0 in three rounds in the fall and 95.3 in six rounds in the spring.
Bishop shot a low round of 89 in the fall on Oct. 2 at the Clarke University Fall Invitational, where she posted her best finish of the season by tying for fourth individually. She added a second top-10 finish a week earlier on Sept. 27 at the Shootout at Springbrook Invite at Springbrook Country Club in DeWitt, Iowa. Bishop recorded the lone two top-10 finishes by the Tiger women's team in six tournaments this season.