Panthers escape cold, finish season at Hawaii invite


The UNI women’s golf team wrapped up their fall season at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational in Kapolei, Hawaii, from Oct. 28-30. 

Aside from enjoying the warm weather and beautiful sites that Hawaii has to offer, the team was looking to continue their strong play after a first place finish in the MVC Preview.

“I’ve said all along, we’ve got a good chance and we’ve got a pretty decent team,” head coach John Bermel said.  “Now we just have to keep proving it week in and week out.”

The Invitational was hosted by the University of Hawaii and played on Kapolei Golf Course.

The Panthers completed day one of the competition on Monday, carding a team total of 300, putting them in seventh place out of 14 teams.

Emily Snelling led the Panthers during their first 18 holes, tallying a total of 71 and tying for second place. Hannah Bermel, named last week’s MVC Golfer of the week for the second time this season, shot a 76, leaving her tied with Hailey Bermel for 38th place.

The Panthers came out with more impressive play on day two of the competition by carding a second round total of 287, tying them for fifth place.

Snelling continued to lead the Panthers, carding 72 and tying for sixth place. Hannah Bermel and Sydney Eaton each totaled 147, leaving them tied with each other for 22nd place. Anne Gradoville tied for 53rd place with Hailey Bermel close behind tied for 58th.  The team currently sits at fifth place in the Invitational after day two.