STRONG START KICKS OFF WOMEN’S GOLF SEASON
Published: Monday, September 9, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 9, 2013 16:09
The NDSU women’s golf team putts on a strong showing in their first competition of the year, recording a school-record by shooting a 292 as a collective unit which was more than good enough to capture the Cobber Open last Friday at the Wildflower Golf Course in Detroit Lakes, MN.
If the Cobber Open were the Olympics, NDSU would have had a clean sweep at the podium. Junior Sarah Storandt and Senior Abby Weller stood out as they nailed a 71 and 73 respectively on a par 72 course to take first and second. Hailey Boner and Cassie Wurm, a pair of Bison sophomores, made up two thirds of a three way tie for third place by shooting 74s. Freshman Alex Schmid also had a positive showing in her first competition, going 4-over-par and finishing with a 76, which was good to tie for seventh. For those of you counting at home, that adds up to four Bison golfers in the top five and five Bison golfers in the top seven. Not bad for the first event of the year.
All nine golfers on NDSU’s roster took part in the competition yesterday, and all of them did well. Freshman Maggie Crippen, junior Emma Kusick and senior Megan Swan all tied for 17th place at 8-over-par, shooting an 80. Senior Jackie Johnson shot 10 over with an 83 and finished in a tie for 35th. It was a positive showing for those four in the lead, as a few spins and turns one way or the other and they could have been mixed in the top 10.
NDSU has the Nebraska Chip-N Club Invitational at the Wilderness Ridge Course in Lincoln, Neb. next up on the slate on Monday and Tuesday. Tee time is at 9 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.