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Former Cardinal golfer Maggie Leland and her Augustana Vikings golf team are headed for the Division II National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky this week. (Contributed photo)

Golf: Leland eyes national title

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Former Alexandria girls' golf standout Maggie Leland put the chance to win a national title on the top of her list of reasons why she chose to play golf at Augustana College in Sioux Falls.


Vikings head coach Peggy Kirby knew Leland had Division I options coming out of high school and would need to put together a strong pitch to get her. Kirby had an advantage because her sister, Molly, was already on the team. To sell her completely, she worked on Leland's competitive nature.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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