SEWARD, Neb. – Time is running out on the remarkable collegiate golf career of senior Amy Ahlers, but the honors are still pouring in. On Wednesday (April 19), Ahlers was awarded the distinction of Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Golfer of the Week. This marks the seventh time that Ahlers has reeled in conference weekly accolades.
The latest award for the three-time All-GPAC performer and CoSIDA Academic All-American stems from her efforts at the Morningside Spring Invite on April 12. Ahlers beat out a field of 56 golfers while equaling her school single-round record with a one-under-par 71. That score also represented a women’s course record at Whispering Creek Golf Club in Sioux City, Iowa.
The native of Albion, Neb., was back in action on Tuesday at the Kaitlyn Erickson Invite hosted by Doane. Ahlers placed sixth, turning in an 80. Her season average through 12 rounds now rests at 80.67, which would break another record she already owns – for best single season average in program history (Ahlers averaged 80.79 as a junior in 2015-16). Ahlers has claimed 10 tournament victories and has placed in the top 10 in 31 of 38 career events.
Ahlers and the women’s golf team will conclude the 2016-17 campaign at the GPAC Spring Championships, April 28-29, at Quail Run Golf Course in Columbus, Neb. Fifty-four holes will be played over the course of the two-day event. Ahlers will aim for yet another top-five GPAC finish following placements of fourth as a freshman, second as a sophomore and third as a junior.