Morningside qualifies for NAIA women’s golf tourney | Gpac


COLUMBUS, Neb. | Morningside College’s women’s golf team is bound for the NAIA Women’s National Golf Championships.

Samantha Knight carded a round of 73 Saturday while leading the Mustangs to their first Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament championship in school history. Coach Todd Sapp’s squad shot a 321 at Quail Run Golf Course and finished the event with a 1,291.

Knight, a former West Monona High School standout, won medalist honors with a 72-hole total of 308 during an event which began Oct. 9-10 at The Bluffs in Vermillion, S.D. Knight had shot a 78 on Friday at Quail Run. During each of the last two days, Knight shot the lowest round.

Knight won medalist honors by 10 strokes over teammate Maria Zorrilla (318). Tournament runner-up Briar Cliff (1310), the defending GPAC champion, was paced by Arianna Presilla, third in the event with a 328, one stroke better than fourth-place Abby Brinkman.

Morningside will also represented at the May 22-25 event, held at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., by Myla Brown, Alex Mankle, Mikaela Livengood and Liz Thies.

Former Unity Christian High School standout Chanda Zomermaand paced third-place Northwestern with a 341.

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