Ahlers’ medalist honors at NWU Invite leads to GPAC weekly recognition
SEWARD, Neb. – On the strength of medalist honors at the Nebraska Wesleyan Invite on April 15, Concordia freshman Amy Ahlers has been named GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Golfer of the Week, as announced by the league on Wednesday. The native of Albion, Neb., earned the same honor on Oct. 9, 2013, during the fall season.
Ahlers carded a seven-over-par 80 at last week’s meet to best the field of 49 competitors at Pioneers Golf Course in Lincoln. That score tied a career low for Concordia’s top golfer. Ahlers carries a team best average of 84.67 through nine rounds, including seven that took place during the fall.
Currently tied for eighth on the GPAC leaderboard after two qualifier events, Ahlers expects more as she closes her first collegiate season.
“You’re not going to believe it but she was actually disappointed,” head coach Brett Muller said after the Nebraska Wesleyan Invite. “She really just wants to play a complete round. Once she breaks 80 the first time I think she will consistently be in the 70s. It’s a mental block for her. She’s done it multiple times in high school and summer events.”
Ahlers and four other Bulldogs were in action today (Wednesday) at GPAC Qualifier No. 3 at Fremont Golf Club in Fremont, Neb. The first tee times were scheduled for 12 p.m.
23 April 2014