Nurse, Custer earn top 10 medals at Goette Classic

By Jacob Knabel on Sep. 21, 2022 in Women's Golf

OMAHA, Neb. – Two years after winning the annual Matthew Goette Fall Classic, the Concordia University Women’s Golf team hoped to make a push for another Goette Classic title on Wednesday (Sept. 21). The Bulldogs wound up in fourth place out of six teams at the one-day event hosted by College of Saint Mary at Miracle Hill Golf Course in Omaha, Neb. Concordia shot a team score of 345.

Head Coach Brett Muller’s squad was led by two top 10 place finishers: Mya Nurse (ninth) and Emery Custer (10th). There were 41 total golfers who competed at the Goette Classic.

Said Muller, “I’m proud of Emery’s play today. That’s much closer to what I expected her scores to be. We need to regroup quickly and be ready for Nebraska Wesleyan’s invite on Saturday and Sunday.”

Nurse and Custer shared eighth place overall at the event (but were bumped to ninth and 10th, respectively, after the tiebreaker was factored in) by carding an identical score of 12-over-par 84. This marked the second career top 10 tournament finish for Nurse, the native of West Des Moines, Iowa. As for Custer, a freshman from Broken Bow, Neb., this was her first career top 10 tournament claim. A major recruit for Muller, Custer currently ranks third on the team in scoring average (88.7).

Next in Concordia’s lineup of five were Lauren Havlat (88; T-16th), Logan Eschliman (89; 18th) and Sarah Wilson (96; 26th). Two golfers represented the Bulldogs as individuals: Ashley Gerczynski (102; 32nd) and Ericka Kroecker (113; 39th). Havlat placed in the top 10 at the previous tournament, the Lila Frommelt Fall Classic.

The relatively small field of teams at Miracle Hill included GPAC rivals in CSM, Mount Marty and Northwestern in addition to NAIA member Peru State College. The Bulldogs finished 37 strokes behind the tournament champion Red Raiders.

To conclude the week, the Bulldogs will take part in the two-day Nebraska Wesleyan Fall Invitational this Saturday and Sunday. The tournament is slated to get underway at 9 a.m. CT from Mahoney Golf Course on both days.