Ahlers, Sears continue top-of-lineup run

By Jacob Knabel on Sep. 17, 2018 in Women's Golf

DAKOTA DUNES, S.D. – The Concordia University women’s golf team continues to rely upon senior Amy Ahlers and freshman Murphy Sears at the top of its lineup. Over the two-day Lila Frommelt Fall Classic (Sept. 16-17) hosted by Briar Cliff, Ahlers recorded another top-10 finish by shooting 85-80–165. As a team, the Bulldogs finished 14th overall amongst a field of 16 teams.

Head coach Brett Muller’s squad carded team totals of 385-374–759 at the meet held at Two River Golf Club in Dakota Dunes, S.D. Concordia remains without junior Emma Jacoby, who is sidelined by injury.

Sears, a Crete native, finished four strokes in back of Ahlers with her 83-86–169, placing her in a tie for 16th on the leaderboard that included 87 individuals. Concordia’s top five was rounded out by Payton DeMers-Sahling (101-99–200), Paighton Barbre (116-109–225) and Madison Pitsch (119-118–237).

This marked the second outing for the Bulldogs, who also competed at the Mount Marty Fall Invite, Sept. 1-2. Ahlers’ 80 in round two of the Lila Frommelt Classic marked a team individual low so far this fall. Ahlers has been consistent, shooting an 85 three times before lowering her score on Saturday.

The Bulldogs will be back in action at the Midland / College of Saint Mary Invite slated for Sept. 27-28 at a different site each day. The fall season ends Oct. 3-4 at the GPAC fall tournament.