OMAHA, Neb. - The Fighting Leatherneck women's golf squad finished third in the Creighton Classic with a two-round score of 649 (316-333). Western was able to maintain its third-place status after turning in a 333 in round two.
"I'm proud of Emily's (Brink) play, she did a great job of playing consistent golf in both rounds," said head coach Lia Biehl Lukkarinen. "It was good experience for our team to play against Northern Iowa and North Dakota State, two very good teams, but I think we put a little pressure on ourselves heading into today's final round. Moving forward we'll play our game and let the results fall into place. If we play to our ability things will go well."
Finishing in first-place was fellow Summit League member North Dakota State (315-210--625), and NDSU's Amy Anderson earned the individual crown with a 74-72--146. Northern Iowa finished in second-place with a 311-319--630.
Senior Emily Brink remained in the top five overall and paced the Leathernecks after carding a 78 to conclude the invitational with a 155 (77-78).
Sophomore Ashley Jeffers finished in a tie for 31st-place after firing a 88 in round two and finishing the invite with a 169 (81-88). Senior Kelsea Visalli finished one stroke behind Jeffers with a 170 (87-83) and tied for 33rd.
Sophomore Jessica Knepp golfed as an individual and finished in a tie for 35th with a two-round score of 171 (89-82).
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The Leathernecks will send their 1-5 golfers to Keller, Texas next week, April 22-23, for The Summit League Championships at the Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club.