Women’s golf finishes sixth at Midland Invite
FREMONT, Neb. – Brett Muller’s women’s golf squad teed off for the first time in the 2012-13 season amongst a field of seven teams at the Midland Invite in Fremont, Neb., on Friday. Led by Mackenzie Duetschman’s 88, the Bulldogs carded a 381 to finish sixth at the 18-hole event.
“The thing that I really liked is that four of our five golfers improved on the back nine,” Muller said. “This is one of the toughest courses we play on. It’s so tight and the greens are quick. Our goal was to shoot a 370. We got a 381 so we weren’t too far off. This was a good measuring stick to see where we’re at.”
Duetschman, a senior from North Platte, Neb., tied Midland’s Emily Knop for fifth place in the individual chase, marking the highest finish for Duetschman in an event held outside the city of Seward. The Bulldogs’ Chelsea Peck, also a senior, came in right behind in a tie for seventh with an 89.
“They both played very well,” Muller said of Deutschman and Peck. “But I think they both came away a little disappointed. They have high expectations for themselves. They felt like they left some shots out there, but they kept the ball in play which is key with how tight the course was.”
Rounding out the varsity quintet for Concordia was Melissa McIntosh with a 101, Madison Phillips with a 103 and Jenelle Hallaert with a 106.
The other six teams competing in the Midland Invite were also Great Plains Athletic Conference schools. Northwestern shot an overall 358 to claim the team title. Meanwhile, Hastings’ Rachel Cavalier held off Doane’s JaCee Pilkington in a playoff and seized individual medalist honors as she carded an 86.
The Bulldog women’s golfers now look forward to the first GPAC qualifier event, which takes place Sept. 11 at Landsmeer Golf Course in Orange City, Iowa. The men begin their season Sept. 6-7 when they take part in the Siouxland Invite.
31 August 2012