Panthers finish 6th at Briar Ridge Invitational



The UNI women’s golf team finished sixth at the Briar Ridge Invitational in Schererville, Ind. this weekend.

DREW HILL, Opinion Columnist

The UNI women’s golf team went to Schererville, Ind., for the Briar Ridge Invitational Sept. 25 and 26. This was their second event of the year, after they attended the Redbird Invitational Sept. 11 and 12.

The Panthers were led in the event by Anna Jensen. On the first day, she got a score of 75, which left her tied for eighth in the standings. Her second showing was slightly worse at 79, but she still finished tied for 17th overall with a score of 154.

The next golfer for UNI in the standings was Allison Nuss. She finished five behind Jensen on day one with an 80. This left her tied for 38th place. However, she was the top Panther the second day, scoring a 76 to beat Jensen by three strokes, tying for 14th place on the day, which was a 24-spot jump in the rankings. She finished with a final score of 156, just two strokes behind Jensen, which put her in 22nd overall.

Anna Nacos tied with Nuss on the first day, scoring 80. However, on the second day, she finished with an 84. Overall, she scored a total of 164. Another Panther golfer, Lily Bredemeier, also scored a 164. She finished with matching scores of 82 on each day. Nacos and Bredemeier finished tied for 47th overall. UNI’s final golfer at the event was McKenna Mallow, who finished with scores of 86 and 84 to reach a final score of 170. This left her tied for 60th place overall.

Altogether, the UNI Panthers had a total of 317 on the first day, followed by a 321 on the second day, to finish with a total of 638. UNI finished in sixth-place out of 10 teams. They finished one stroke ahead of Cleveland State and five strokes behind Purdue Fort Wayne. The champions of the event were last year’s defending champions, Morehead State, who finished with a score of 598. The top golfers were Megan Tang from the University of Illinois-Chicago and Alissa Fish from Western Michigan. Tang finished with matching scores of 71, and Fish got a 67 and 74. Both finished with an overall score of 142.

UNI’s next tournament will be the Big O Classic, located in Omaha, Nebraska, taking place Oct. 3 and 4.