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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Bobcats host first golf tourney

  • For the first time since the inception of the Peru State women's golf program, the Bobcats hosted their first official tournament. This past Sunday and Monday, the Bobcats held a six-team tournament at the Table Creek Golf Course in Nebraska City.
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  • For the first time since the inception of the Peru State women's golf program, the Bobcats hosted their first official tournament. This past Sunday and Monday, the Bobcats held a six-team tournament at the Table Creek Golf Course in Nebraska City.
     
    The meet featured five full teams and a partial team, in addition to extra golfers. Two of the teams were ranked in the NAIA Top 25 and the junior college team is one of the top teams in its division.
     
    Peru State head golf coach Brett Hahn was pleased with the first tournament that the College had hosted.  Hahn stated, "First off I would like to thank all the teams and individuals for participating in our first ever invitational. Despite the small field it was an extremely competitive tournament featuring some of the best young female golfers in the area. I hope to see this event become an annual tournament in both the fall and spring seasons with more great teams playing in the future."
    Sunday Action
    Bellevue University led after the first day with a team total of 302.  Other team standings after the first day were second – Iowa Western Community College – 321; third – Dakota Wesleyan University – 322; fourth – Peru State – 352; and fifth – Nebraska Wesleyan University – 362.  The College of St. Mary did not field a complete team.
    The individual leader after the first day was Joana Yanez from Iowa Western who shot a one-over-par 73.
     
    The Peru State golfers' scores after the first day were as follows:  Courtney Musgrave (Omaha) – 86 – tied for 15th; Jessica Weickert (Beatrice) – 87 – tied for 17th; Emily Hausman (Columbus) – 88 – tied for 21st; Alana Payton (El Paso, Ill.) – 91 – tied for 26th, and Marisa Pribnow (Lincoln) – 93 – tied for 28th.
     
    Musgrave's 86 was her only round of the competition as she had student teaching obligations on Monday.  It did earn Musgrave the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Women's Golfer of the Week.
    Monday Action
    Bellevue finished the tournament with the title after Monday's play.  The Bruins shot a 308 the second day to finish with a two-day total of 610.  The team standings did not change after the second day of play with the rest of scores as follows:  second – Iowa Western – 309 – 630; third – 326 – 648; fourth – Peru State – 350 – 702; and fifth – Nebraska Wesleyan – 350 – 712.
     
    Yanez finished as the top medalist as she finished with a 76 for a two-day total of 149.  The other four medalists were:  second – Renee Santoyo – Bellevue – 151; third – Charlene Dubois – 152; fourth – Lauren Fitts – Dakota Wesleyan – 153; and fifth – Maria Saavedra – Bellevue – 155.
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    The Bobcats came back with a 350 on Monday while playing without Musgrave and shot a two-day total of 702, which is the best two-day total in Peru State history.
     
    Payton came back with a second round of 85 for a two-day total of 176 to tie her for 18th with teammate Weickert who shot an 89 on the second day.  Hausman finished with a 90 for a two-day total of 178 and finished 23rd.  Pribnow cut seven strokes from her Sunday total and finished with a two-day total of 179 and moved into a tie for 24th.
     
    Coach Hahn was pleased with the Bobcat golfers' performances both days as they set the team record.  Hahn noted, "The team has been looking stronger and stronger each day in practice. After the first day I knew we could possibly be seeing something special happen on day two. Breaking the school record for low 36-hole total as a team just shows the talent that this young team possesses. The team and I know this is just the beginning of even greater things to come and we will keep working hard to achieve our goals we have set forth. At the end of the day I really am so very proud of the girls and am very happy for their successes this season."
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    The Bobcats will participate in the Nebraska Wesleyan University Spring Invite next Monday and Tuesday in Lincoln.  The Invite is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. each day.
     
    This will be the last tournament of the spring season for the 'Cats before heading to the HAAC Championships in May.
     

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