10th of 11
The second day of the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Women's Fall Golf Qualifier in Vermillion, South Dakota took place with slightly dryer yet cool conditions. Teams played the 18 holes on Monday and 18 on Tuesday at The Bluffs Golf Course. The final 36 holes will be played in the spring in Columbus, Nebraska, at Quail Run Golf Course.
The Defender women were led again by sophomore Alyssa Fedders who posted a team low total of 180 (93-87). Fedders who improved six strokes from the first day was followed by freshmen Autumn Vos who finished tied for 38th with a two day total of 193 (97-96).
After 36 holes of action the Briar Cliff Chargers sit atop the team leader board with a total of 640 (217-323). Morningside, who had the low team score on day two, sits four strokes back with a 646 (330-316) while Northwestern is in third with total of 692 (359-333). Mount Marty and Dakota Wesleyan round out the top five teams with scores of 693 (355-338) and 716 (351-365) respectively.
Individually the clubhouse leader after 36 holes is Arianna Presilla of Briar Cliff who fired a ten over 154 (77-77). Samantha Knight (80-77) and Maria Zorilla (78-79) both of Morningside are in a tie for second with a 157. Abby Brinkman and Nicole Hemelberg of Briar Cliff are tied for fourth at 162.
Briar Cliff is the defending GPAC Women's Golf Champion. The Charger women posted a four round, 72 hole total of 1338 to claim the 2016-17 GPAC Women's Golf Championship. Morningside was second in the team race with a 1354, while Mount Marty placed third with a 72 hole total of 1381 last season.
10th Dordt - 383 - 390 - 773
- T24th Alyssa Fedders - 93 - 87 - 180
- T38th Autumn Vos - 97 - 96 - 193
- 45th Rylie Brown - 97 - 101 - 198
- 49th Tess Hemmila - 96 - 106 - 202
- Erin Olsen - dnc - 97
- Molly Banks - 123 - dnc
We were disappointed in our showing in the GPAC after 36 holes. We weren't able to put together two solid rounds of golf at The Bluffs. Monday we finished our round in rain and small hail; while today the conditions were much better but still couldn't meet our goal of improving our team score. Alyssa improved her second round score by 6 strokes and is in T24 position. I was optimistic about our chances of being in the middle of the pack, but we did not play to our potential. Golf is a humbling sport and you have to take the bad days with the good days. We will be working hard in the off-season to improve our physical conditioning and be ready for our spring season in March.