LINCOLN, Neb. – Paced by Klaire Nuttelman’s first sub-80 round of the season, Midland University’s women’s golf team finished fifth in the Concordia Bulldog Invite on Thursday and Friday at Highlands Golf Course. Nuttelman finished tied for 16th overall.
The Lady Warriors opened the 11-team tournament with a 349, which put them in fifth place. They improved upon that on the tournament’s second day, but not enough to overtake Dakota Wesleyan, which finished fourth. Bellevue won the event with a 613, followed by a tie for second between Morningside and Briar Cliff.
“It was exciting to finally have two good days to play for the players,” Coach Warren Kuhl said. “Having two solid team scores was encouraging.”
Nuttelman, who is a sophomore, shot a 79 on Friday after opening with an 84 on Thursday for a 163 total. Her effort on Friday moved her up from a tie for 24th place. Others contributing for the Lady Warriors were junior Jessica Rehtus, 83-88-171; sophomore Tiffany Scheele, 90-85-175; junior Paige Mestl, 92-92-184; and freshman Sarah Fixmer, 95-103-198.
Midland will vie for a spot at the NAIA National Championships on Friday and Saturday at the Great Plains Athletic Conference Qualifier in Columbus.