The Lady Raiders golf team remains in fourth place in the four-part GPAC tournament, but the team finished second place and beat the first round champion at the GPAC Qualifier No. 2 on Tuesday, Oct. 5, in Lincoln, Neb.
Northwestern combined for a score of 349 to finish second place on the day, just three strokes behind Midland University (346). Dakota Wesleyan, who remains the tournament leader, placed third with 354. USF shot a 355 and Nebraska Wesleyan had 356.
After two rounds, DWU clings to the GPAC lead with a 36-hole total of 684. Midland is just behind with 686, while USF is third with 693. The Raiders (695) closed the gap to 11 shots behind first place and nine behind second. The top two teams advance to nationals.
Senior Maggie Rozenboom again led NW by shooting an 80 and earning co-medalist honors. Overall in the tournament, Rozenboom is in fourth place, nine strokes behind first place with a total of 163. Freshman Taylor Kline tied for fourth place with a career-best 82, which moved her up to ninth place overall (173).
Senior Sara Horn carded a 92 to tie for 21st. She is in 21st overall with 180. Junior Andria Hinz shot a 95 to tie for 31st, but remains in 17th overall with 179. Sophomore Leigh Van Hove rounded out the NW golfers by placing 52nd with a 107.
This meet wrapped up the fall portion of the women’s golf schedule. The Raiders will play the third round of the GPAC tournament on April 18 in Hastings, Neb.