On Monday, Oct. 6, the Northwestern women’s golf team maintained its second place standing at the second round of the Great Plains Athletic Conference women’s golf championship. The round was played at the Firethorn Golf Club in Lincoln, Neb.. The Raiders placed sixth out of 11 teams with a 375 total score. NW currently has a 36-hole total of 709 (334/375).
“I think we played really well this fall,” senior Elizabeth DeJong said. “There were four of us seniors on varsity, and I think we all did a good job of stepping up and leading the team with our play. But, there is always room of improvement.”
Leading the way for NW was senior Betsy Wallin with a 91 (+20), which tied for 15th out of 55 golfers. DeJong scored a 93 and tied for 18th. Senior Emma Wynja finished 22nd with a 95 and senior Jessica Locker tied for 23rd with a 96. Monday’s tournament concluded the fall season for the women’s golf team. The season will resume in the spring with the final two GPAC tournament rounds.
“There is always room for improvement in golf,” said DeJong. “I think the biggest for us will be in our short game. Short game is what separates the good golfers from the mediocre ones. Your swing comes back to you pretty quickly in the spring, but the putting and chipping take more time. We usually hit at the RSC once a week during the winter.