Placke takes individual title, Dawgs place fourth

By Hunter Corneliusen on Sep. 19, 2020 in Athletic Announcements Women's Golf

Dakota Dunes, S.D. – Sophomore Kendra Placke earned her second career individual title after shooting a 7-over par 77 on the final day of play at the Lila Frommelt Classic. Placke's performance boosted the Bulldogs two spots as they finished the tournament in fourth place.

Placke, an alum of Seward High, carded a 9-over par 149 overall, finishing seven strokes ahead of runner-up Sam Knight from Morningside. The 2019 All-GPAC performer was one stroke shy of tying the single-round school record of 71 during day one. Through two events, Placke’s single-round average sits at a 78. The hometown product will be a major contender for the GPAC individual title this spring.

“I am proud of the way Kendra played the last two days,” head coach Brett Muller said. “Yesterday she had a chance to tie the school record at 71. Her mindset was great today. Being out in front by six shots and being favored to win adds a little extra pressure. With the windier weather today, she played well.”

Concordia turned in a two-round score of 350-337–687 (+104) while competing both days at Two Rivers Golf Course in Dakota Dunes, S.D. The Bulldogs played their best round of golf this season, carding a 337 during the final round of play.

“Overall, I am proud of the way our team battled back today,” Muller said. “Moving up to fourth in the team standings was good to see. As a team, we need to start better on day one.”

Next in line for the Bulldogs were Andrea Peterson (93-79–172; T21st), Logan Eschliman (90-91–181; T38), Lauren Havlat (95-90–185; T45th) and Emily Jensen (97-94–191; T57th). Peterson finished one stroke shy of the top-20 in her season debut.

“Andrea Peterson played very well shooting a career-low of 79,” Muller added. “Due to ack surgery, today was only her third round of the 18 rounds since GPAC play last fall.”

Concordia was in the ballpark of a third-place team finish as they were 15 strokes behind Jamestown. Morningside ran away with the event as they carded a 628, finishing 51 strokes ahead of runner-up Iowa Western Community College.

The Bulldogs will be back in action Tuesday (Sept. 22) at the Matthew Goette Fall Classic hosted by the College of Saint Mary. The event will take place at River Wilds Golf Course in Blair, Neb.