Placke, Bulldogs shoot season best on final day of Lila Frommelt Classic

By Jacob Knabel on Sep. 15, 2018 in Women's Golf

NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. – While playing the same course it navigated a day earlier, the Concordia University women’s golf team improved its score by nine strokes with a season best 339. Individually, freshman Kendra Placke continues to shine. She again claimed a top 10 finish while leading the Bulldogs at the two-day Lila Frommelt Classic that concluded on Saturday (Sept. 15).

Eighth-year head coach Brett Muller’s squad shot a 36-hole score of 348-339–687, placing eighth amongst the 13 squads that competed on both days of the classic.

Placke has placed inside the top 10 of each of the three collegiate tournaments of her career. After notching place finishes of fourth at the Mount Marty Invite and third at the Midland Invite, Placke placed eighth at the Lila Frommelt Classic by turning in a score of 81-77–158 on the par 71 course at Two Rivers Golf Club. Placke’s 77 was one stroke off her career best 76 carded on the opening day of the Mount Marty Invite. The Seward High School product’s 80.60 scoring average ranks best on the team.

Five teammates joined Placke in North Sioux City, S.D. Junior Murphy Sears cut four strokes off her Thursday round and placed in a tie for 28th (86-82–168) out of 82 golfers. The rest of Concordia’s competitors were sophomore Andrea Peterson (86-89–175; 41st), freshman Britney Jepsen (95-91–186; 56th) and seniors Madison Pitsch (96-94–190; 63rd) and Paighton Barbre (100-100–200; 70th). Five of the six Bulldogs at the meet either equaled or improved their score on the second day.

Not only was the team’s 339 the best round it has had so far this season, it also represents a lower total than any score turned in by Concordia throughout the 2017-18 season.

Next up is the Matthew Goette Classic set for Wednesday, Sept. 26. The one-day tournament will be staged at Tiburon Golf Club in Omaha, Neb.