TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The Fort Hays State women’s golf team turned in a 12th place finish at the 21st Annual NSU Golf Classic Monday and Tuesday (Sept. 9-10) at Cherokee Springs Golf Course. The Tigers battled hot and blustery conditions both days, posting team scores of 325 and 333 on the par-72, 5,964-yard course.
Taylor DeBoer finished in a tie for 17th with a two-round score of 12-over 156. The senior was tied for eighth after a first-round 76 before signing for an 80 in round two. Kira Mestl posted consecutive rounds of 7-over 79 to finish with a 158, good for 32nd place. The sophomore was the lone Tiger to record multiple birdies on the week, picking up one birdie in both rounds.
Freshman Kate Peterka fired rounds of 83 and 84 to record a tournament total of 167, finishing in a tie for 52nd. Peterka was successful at evading the big number, leading the team with just one double or worse on the week. Madison Roether (87-91-178) finished T64 and Katie Brungardt (94-90-184) placed 67th to round out the scoring for the Tigers.
The Tigers sat in 10th after their first-round 325 before finishing the tournament with a two-round score of 658. MIAA-newcomer Rogers State took the team title with rounds of 307 and 302 while Aitana Hernandez from host Northeastern State took the individual crown with a 3-over 147 (72-75).
Fort Hays State has a week off before heading back out on the road September 24-25. Next up is a short trip north to Awarii Dunes Golf Course outside Kearney, Neb. for the MIAA Fall Preview.