WOMEN’S GOLF WINS DODGE CITY INVITATIONAL; SEVEN PLACE IN TOP 10

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WOMEN’S GOLF WINS DODGE CITY INVITATIONAL; SEVEN PLACE IN TOP 10

Amanda DixonDODGE CITY, Kan. – The Northwestern women’s golf team began the season with a bang, winning the Dodge City (Kan.) Invitational played at Mariah Hills Golf Course in Dodge City. Along with taking the team victory, Amanda Dixon had the tournament low, as seven of Northwestern’s golfers finished in the top 10 at the par 72, 5,879 yard course.

Dixon carded a two-day total of 80-78—158. Her 78 shot on Tuesday, tied Northwestern’s school record for lowest round. Cari Hall and Stephanie Martin finished back-to-back, as Hall shot an 89-79—168 for third and Martin recorded an 87-84—171 for fourth place. Madison Howard tied for sixth with an 89-87—176, while Aubrey McDowell shot a 94-89—183 for a 10th place finish.

Three Ranger golfers entered as individuals, as Hope Conneywerdy carded a 90-84—174 for 5th place, Emilee Beard finished in eighth with a 94-87—181 and Jacey Ford shot a 90-94—184 for 11th place.

“We had a good showing for our first tournament of the season,” remarked head coach Shawna Bivin. “Our kids played through some tough wind conditions Monday and were able to put up decent scores. I was proud of the way they came out Tuesday in better conditions and lowered their scores.”

Northwestern set a new school record of lowest round for a single day, with its 328 total on Tuesday.

The Rangers won the tournament easily, being up 82 strokes on its nearest competitor, Barton County Community College.

The Northwestern women’s next tournament will be on September 7-8 at Lake Hefner Golf Course in Oklahoma City.

NORTHWESTERN WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL SCORES (31 golfers)

Finish   Player                          Rd. 1    Rd. 2    Total   

1          Amanda Dixon               80         78         158

3          Cari Hall                        89         79         168

4          Stephanie Martin            87         84         171

5          Hope Conneywerdy        90         84         174

T6         Madison Howard             89         87         176

8          Emily Beard                   94         87         181

10         Aubrey McDowell           94         89         183

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM SCORES

Finish   Team                            Rd. 1    Rd. 2    Total   

1          Northwestern Okla. St.    345       328       673

2          Barton Country CC         378       377       755

3          Dodge City CC               403       414       817

4          Colby CC                       450       430       880

5          Northwest Kansas Tech.  497       469       966