Northwestern College finished second at the Bent Tree Intercollegiate Showcase, hosted by Iowa Western Community College on Friday, April 14 at Bent Tree Golf Club in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The Red Raiders shot 368 as a team, which earned them second place, five strokes in front of Dakota Wesleyan (373). The host team, Iowa Western, won the team title with a score of 352.
Sophomore Chanda Zomermaand and freshman Hayley Carlson both finished T-8 out of 28 golfers with an 87. This matched Carlson’s career best round from last fall and was her top career finish. Senior Mikayla Christensen carded a 92 and tied for 14th overall while junior Anna Perrenoud (19th-102) and freshman Samantha Vander Velde (20th-105) rounded out the Northwestern scores.
The tournament appeared to be in jeopardy of being finished as inclimate weather was quickly approaching the area. However, they managed to play all 18 holes despite some hail and lightning in the area. Senior Mikayla Christensen commented on the pace of play, saying it was “dreadfully slow.”
When asked what the best part of her round was, Christensen said, “The Chick-fil-A in Sioux City. Although I was getting hangry because we had to wait till we got to Sioux City.”
Danielle Dickerson of the University of Nebraska Kearney won medalist honors with a 77, one stroke better than a pair of Iowa Western golfers.
The team finishes up a two-day tournament, Friday, April 20, and then will compete in the GPAC Championship on April 27 and 28 in Columbus, Neb.