FREMONT, Neb. – Midland University women’s golf team hit the links to kick off the fall portion of the 2020-21 season with a two-day outing at the Mount Marty Invite on Thursday and Friday.
After day one Midland say in 1th place in the field of 13 teams. The Warriors shot an opening round of 408 which was 66 strokes better than the 13th place team. Morningside University sat in first place after day one with a score of 311 and a 33 stroke lead over second place Dakota Wesleyan University.
The second day of competition saw Midland scoring a 409 for a two-day total of 817 which held the team in 12th place. Morningside took the crown with a combined score of 621.
Individually, junior Erin Baum led the Warriors with a score of 187 which tied her for 39th place overall. Senior Renee Marcottee followed with a score of 199 which earned her 56th place. Other finishers for the Warriors were sophomore Olivia Engel (64th, 216), freshman Megan Nielsen (67th, 223), and freshman Claire Westerholt (69th, 232).
“We found some areas that we need to work on moving forward, but we are very grateful to finally be out competing together,” said Head Coach Allison Pokorny. “I am looking forward to continuing to improve and seeing how the rest of the season plays out.”
The team had a quick turnaround as Midland would host their annual fall invitational at the Fremont Golf Club on Monday. The Warriors were one of five teams in the 18-hole event.
Midland would place fifth with a score of 406. Iowa Western Community College won the team title after shooting 343. St. Mary University followed with a score of 370. Individually, Baum led the Warriors once again and placed 13th overall after shooting 94. Marcottee followed with a score of 99—good for 17th place. Other finishers for Midland were Engel (21st, 106), Nielsen (22nd, 107), and Westerholt (33rd, 122).
Midland will return to action on Friday as they travel to North Sioux City, South Dakota for the two-day Briar Cliff Invitational. The event will take place at the Two Rivers Golf Course.