OMAHA, Neb. – Four different Bulldogs carded scores in the 80s to allow the Concordia University women’s golf team to come within one stroke of a program record for lowest single round on day one of two at the College of Saint Mary Classic on Tuesday. Junior Amy Ahlers led the way with an eight-over-par 80 to as part of a day that saw the Bulldogs card a team total of 339. Concordia sits in second place (out of 10 teams), seven shots behind first-place Morningside heading into the final round.
The school record for lowest round was set by last season’s team when it shot a 338 on day one of the Briar Cliff Fall Classic on Sept. 25, 2014.
“To have four in the 80s made the difference today in having a low score and a chance to win the tournament,” said fifth-year head coach Brett Muller. “It was great to have Ashlen (Pospisil) play well in the No. 4 spot and tie her personal best. Then the top three played about their average, not spectacular but solid.”
Ahlers’ 80 leaves her in a tied for third, just one stroke behind a pair of day one leaders tied at the top among the field of 80 golfers. The rest of the Bulldog lineup included returning all-conference performers Emma Jacoby (85, T-10th) and Kayla Krueger (86, T-12th) as well as Ashlen Pospisil (88, T-20th) and Brenna Gnuse (100, T-57th). Three other Bulldogs golfed as individuals: Mallarie Fila (99), Madison Pitsch (108) and Lauren Sperry (111).
Day two continues from the same Omaha course, Miracle Hill Golf Center, at 10 a.m. CT. Concordia is aiming to win the tournament after placing second last week at the season-opening Midland Fall Invite.