After a record-setting day on Sunday during the first day of the College of St. Mary (CSM) Fall Invitational, the Bobcat women's golf team set another record on the second day! In fact, they set two records.

After a record-setting day on Sunday during the first day of the College of St. Mary (CSM) Fall Invitational, the Bobcat women's golf team set another record on the second day!  In fact, they set two records.
 
On Sunday, the Bobcats broke an 18-hole team record by 11 strokes by shooting a team low of 335 and held a one-stroke lead going into Monday's competition.  On Monday, Peru State came back as a team and shot a 334, breaking their previous team record and eventually won their first tournament ever as a golf team.  The tourney was played at the Miracle Hill Golf Course in Omaha.

Bobcat head golf coach Brett Hahn was extremely pleased with his team's performance.  Hahn noted, "Our first tournament of the  season was full of positives. Day one showed just how hard the girls have been working when we broke our 18-hole low school record by 11 shots when we shot 335! The girls were very happy, but after Day 2 they showed even more determination and we AGAIN broke the 18-hole low school record by shooting a 334! The 36 hole total of 669 bests our previous school record 36 hole low total of 702 by 33 shots!"
 
The 'Cats had a two-day team total of 669, topping the Des Moines Community College team by two strokes for the team title.  The other teams competing were:  third – College of St. Mary – 713, fourth – Doane College – 733, and fifth – Midland University – 771.
 
Peru State finished with its top five golfers in the top ten and was led by Jessica Weickert (Beatrice).  Weickert followed her career-best of 82 on Sunday with another career-best of 81 on Monday to finish with a two-day total of 163.  Weickert finished in second, another collegiate career-best, five strokes behind the leader.

Hahn had this to say about Weickert, "Jessica really stepped up in a big way in this tournament. She has been working very hard to improve every aspect of her game and the results were great! After posting an 82 on day one, she came back to better her score by one, shooting an 81. These were both personal bests for her and I know she isn't satisfied yet and will continue to work hard every day."
 
Marisa Pribnow (Lincoln) finished with a two-day total of 166 after shooting consecutive rounds of 83.  Pribnow finished in a tie for third.
 
Emily Hausman (Columbus) finished in a tie for fifth with a two-day total of 169.  Hausman shot an 83 on Sunday and followed up with an 86 on Monday.
 
Alana Payton (El Paso, Ill.) shot an 87 on Sunday and came back with an 84 on Monday for a two-day total of 171.  Payton finished in a tie of seventh.
 
Also shooting her best collegiate rounds was Jordon Sukup (Sidney).  Sukup had consecutive rounds of 89 for a two-day total of 178 and finished in a tie for tenth.
 
What might be even more impressive for the Bobcats is the fact that Weickert, Pribnow, Hausman, Payton, and Sukup are all sophomores.
 
Also competing for Peru State were four freshmen who played in their first collegiate competition in the CSM Fall Tournament.

Ally Lemkau (Omaha) had the best finish of the freshmen as she had rounds of 97 and 90 for a two-day total of 187.  Lemkau finished in a tie for 21st.

Marisa Pribnow putts on Monday.  Pribnow finished in a tie for third.Hannah Baldacci (Norfolk) finished 25th after having a two-day total of 190.  Baldacci shot a 96 on Sunday and came back with a 94 on Monday.
 
After having the best improvement from Sunday to Monday, Charleen Marsh (Bellevue) finished 29th.  Marsh shot a 108 on Sunday and cut 12 strokes off her score on Monday finishing with a 96 for a two-day total of 204.
 
Cathleen Marsh (Bellevue) finished in 35th with a two-day total of 228.  On Sunday, Marsh shot a 115 and then fired a 113 on Monday.
 
Hahn added, "Achieving the first tournament win in school history has been a goal of ours since the beginning. Now that we have accomplished that goal, the girls have already moved on to focusing on our next tournament and our ultimate goal of winning a HAAC (Heart of America Athletic Conference) Team Title."
 
Upcoming Meets
 
Prior to the Peru State College Invite, the Bobcat golf team will compete in the Graceland University Invite in Lamoni, Iowa, on Saturday, Sept. 13.
 
Then, on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 21 and 22, Peru State will host their own fall invite at the Table Creek Golf Course in Nebraska City.  More details will follow.