Duetschman cards back-to-back 84s at NWU Invite
LINCOLN, Neb. – Concordia senior Makenzie Duetschman continued her steady play on the course this fall by shooting an 84 on back-to-back days at the Nebraska Wesleyan Invite in Lincoln, Neb. As a team, the Bulldogs finished in eighth place out of 11 teams after carding a two-day 365-377–742 at the Sunday-Monday event.
The performance marked significant improvement from the team’s 415 at the first GPAC Qualifier event on Sept. 11 and its score of 365 on day one was its lowest 18-hole total in two years. Head coach Brett Muller was pleased with how the team responded after coming off a disappointing finish last week.
“We did a much better adapting to the adverse weather conditions today than we did at GPAC No. 1 last week,” Muller said. “The mental toughness was much better today than a week ago.”
Duetschman’s two-round total of 168 was good enough for a 13th-place individual finish. Senior Chelsea Peck came in next for the Bulldogs with a 31st-place finish after posting an 86-94–180. Melissa McIntosh (99-97–196), Madison Phillips (96-106–202) and Jenelle Hallaert (102-102–204) rounded out Concordia’s group of five at the Nebraska Wesleyan Invite.
Cool temperatures and morning mist greeted the field of more than 60 golfers representing 11 schools, including seven from the GPAC. Iowa Western Community College, which boasted individual medalist Joana Yanez (78-74–152), won the invite with a score of 319-311–630. Dakota Wesleyan came in second, finishing nine strokes behind Iowa Western.
The Bulldogs now set their sights on the Doane Invite at Wilderness Ridge Golf Course held Sept. 24-25 in Lincoln.
17 September 2012