AXTELL, Nebraska – Northwest Missouri State’s Anna Zech tied for seventh overall at the 2019 MIAA Fall Preview aftershooting her second consecutive two-over round of 74.
The Bearcats concluded play on day two of the MIAA Fall Preview at the par-72 Awarii Dunes Golf Course in Axtell, Nebraska. Northwest moved up one spot on the team leaderboard posting a score of 321. Northwest’s two-day tally of 642 placed them in a tie for ninth in the 12-team field.
Zech was the Bearcats’s standout at the tournament shooting a 74 on Wednesday. Zech’s two-day total of 148 finished her in a tie for seventh. Zech shot an even-par 36 on the front nine of the golf course including two birdies. A couple bogeys on the back nine allowed Zech to reach her score of 74 for the second day in a row. Zech, competing as the No. 4 golfer for Northwest at the tournament, finished with the highest placement from any Bearcat thus far this fall.
Morgan Thiele and Bekah Donner finished with the next best scores for the Bearcats. After their twin 79s on day one Thiele and Donner posted scores of 83 and 84, respectively. Thiele reached her 83 with 9-hole scores of 39 and 44 while Donner came around the golf course with splits of 38 and 46.
Mady Acers rebounded after a tough day one score by shooting the third best final round score for the Bearcats. Acers shot an 81 on Wednesday putting her 36-hole score at 174. Lauren Wood matched Thiele’s mark in the final round shooting an 83 improving her first-round score by six shots.
Spencer Roach competed as an individual at the tournament for Northwest. Roach fired a (+4) 76 in the final round. Roach finished in a a tie for 40th, which was the second-highest finish by a Bearcat in the event.
The Bearcat golfers will be back in action next on September 28-29 when they travel to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to compete in the Augustana Invite hosted by the Augustana University Vikings.
Team: 321-321 = 642 (T9)
Anna Zech: 74-74 = 148 (T7)
Spencer Roach 85-76 = 161 (T40-Individual)
Morgan Thiele 79-83 = 162 (T42)
Bekah Donner 79-84 = 163 (T44)
Lauren Wood 89-83 = 172 (T54)
Mady Acers 93-81 = 174 (T56)