Women's Golf tied for 3rd after opening round of NACC Championship

Photo by: Jordan Vredeveld
Photo by: Jordan Vredeveld

KANSASVILLE, Wis. – Concordia Wisconsin golfed well on Friday afternoon at Brighton Dale Links, despite rainy, windy and cool conditions, to put itself in a tie for third after the opening round of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Championship.

THE BASICS
Course:
Brighton Dale Links (par 72, 5,823 yards)
Team Leaderboard: t3rd of 8 (388)
Falcon Individuals: Haley Olkiewicz (94), Maddy Zastrow (95), Leah Wilde (99), Kayla Haen (100), Emily Hillman (105)

HOW IT HAPPENED
- Concordia Wisconsin came into the NACC Championship ranked fifth in team scoring average, but it was a different story on Friday because they were better than that. The Falcons shot a team score of 388, which was their fourth best round of the season and enough to put them in a tie for third place.
- Junior Haley Olkiewicz (Oshkosh, Wis.) led the lineup with a 94 and sits in 10th place after 18 holes of play. She pared four holes during her round, including both of the par 3s on the back nine.
- Junior Maddy Zastrow (Greendale, Wis.) carded a 95 and is in a tie for 11th place. She had six pars and was just 1-over par through four holes to start her back nine.
- Freshman Leah Wilde (Kewaskum, Wis.) signed for a 99 and is in a tie for 18th after the opening round. She had five pars and concluded the round with a bogey and three pars on the par 3s.
- Sophomore Kayla Haen (Appleton, Wis.) accumulated 100 strokes and is 20th position on the leaderboard. She sank a pair of par putts.
- Junior Emily Hillman (Germantown, Wis.) ended her round with a 105 and is a tie for 22nd position. She had three pars within a five-hole stretch to start her incoming round of nine.

BEYOND THE RESULTS
- Aurora leads the tournament with a 357 team score and has three golfers sitting in second, tied for third and seventh on the leaderboard.
- Wisconsin Lutheran's Ellyn Mortell shot an 8-over par 80 to put herself atop the leaderboard. She is five strokes in front of second-place after sinking a birdie and eight par putts.

NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE
- The second round of the NACC Championship continues on Saturday with 11 am tee times and the final round will be played on Sunday.