SEWARD, Neb. – Freshman Emma Jacoby captured the first tournament victory of her career by claiming first place at GPAC Qualifier No. 2 on Oct. 6. On the strength of that performance, she was named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Golfer of the Week by the conference on Wednesday. The honor is also the first of Jacoby’s career.
The native of Lincoln, Neb., finished three strokes ahead of two second-place finishers at the final conference meet of the fall season. Jacoby’s 10-over-par 81 at the difficult Firethorn Golf Club course came up just one stroke shy of her career low 80 at the Peru State Invite on Sept. 21. Heading into the spring season, Jacoby (82-81–163) sits only a single stroke off the overall lead held by teammate Amy Ahlers (78-84–162) and Dakota Wesleyan’s April Barnett (78-84–162).
On the season, Jacoby ranks second among Concordia golfers with her season average of 85.2 over five meets and six total rounds. She has three top-five tournament finishes and four top-10 placements.
As a team, Jacoby and the Bulldogs are in third place (343-367–710) in the GPAC standings with two qualifier meets remaining. They are one stroke behind second-place Northwestern (334-375–709).