Busker made history on the opening day of the Wartburg Invitational, as she became the first golfer in program history to shoot under par in a single round of a tournament. Photo by Kylie Macziewski '18
Sydney Busker (Detroit Lakes, Minn. / Detroit Lakes) and the St. Catherine University golf team already recorded historic numbers this past fall. This spring, the team has picked up right where they left off in October while Busker continued her impressive first year with the Wildcats. St. Kate’s took fourth at the Wash-U Invitational this past weekend thanks to Busker’s outstanding play during the tournament. For her performance, Busker has been named Wildcat Athlete of the Week.
Busker took the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) by storm in the fall season with an All-Conference performance at the MIAC Golf Championships in October. After the championship, Busker was ranked the No. 7 player in the region and No. 49 player in the country. Six months later, Busker proved why she received those rankings at the Wash-U Invitational. As an individual, Busker shot 77 on the first day and 81 on the second to finish tied for fifth in the tournament at +18. She was tied for the lead after the first day and was the top finisher for the Wildcats.
Busker’s score also helped St. Kate’s finish take fourth in a tournament that featured nine nationally ranked teams. The No. 15 ranked Wildcats finished ahead of four nationally ranked teams, including No. 13 Washington University-St. Louis. St. Kate’s shot 665 during the weekend to finish at +105 as a team.