The Northwest Missouri State golf team finished the first day of the Bearcat Fall Classic in second place after a combined round of 319 at Mozingo Lake Golf Course on Monday afternoon. Northwest is in second place, just two shots behind Bellevue University.
Kristina D'Angela went out at even-par 36 for the first nine holes. She ended up shooting a 76 for the day and is in a tie for second place individually.Cassie Lowell shot a 79 and is in eighth place.
Both Taylor Gard and AshleyPowers shot 82 in their respective first rounds and are tied for 13th. Brooke Byland had an 85 and is tied for 23rd.
The 2013 field includes nine teams, including MIAA member Missouri Western and Southwest Baptist. In all, there are a total of 59 competitors in the field.
Last week, Northwest Missouri State senior Cassie Lowell was named the MIAA Women’s Golfer of the Week on Wednesday, in a release from the conference office. Lowell is from Concordia, Kan., and graduated from Concordia High School.
Lowell placed second individually, falling in a one-hole playoff after shooting a combined 156 over the two-day tournament. Lowell’s 75 on Monday was the low individual round for the tournament.
Her play helped lead the Bearcats to asecond place finish.
Northwest had four individuals place in the top 10.
Lowell becomes the second Northwest golfer to earn the conference honor. Junior Taylor Gard was the MIAA Golfer of the Week after helping the Bearcats earn the William Jewell Women’s Golf Tune-Up in September.
Northwest will host the Bearcat Fall Golf Classic at Mozingo Lake Golf Course beginning on Oct. 7. The two-day event will be the Bearcats' lone home tournament of the year.