NIACC places third at Simpson Fall Invite

NIACC places third at Simpson Fall Invite

INDIANOLA - The NIACC women's golf team placed third with a 362 at the Simpson College Fall Invitational on Wednesday.

Host Simpson was the team champion with a 338 and Grand View was second with a 352 in the seven-team tournament at the Indianola Country Club.

NIACC was led by freshman Thea Lunning with a career-best 41-38 - 79. Lunning was third in the individual medalist competition.

"What a great day for Thea," NIACC coach Chris Frenz said. "She broke into the 70s for the first time on a very demanding course.

"Her game was solid all-around (Wednesday) and now that she knows she can do it, she'll be able to handle that nervous energy even better."

Also for NIACC, sophomore Jordyn Barragy shot a career-best 40-43 - 83. Last spring at the Simpson College Invitational, Barragy shot a 102.

Freshman Ashley Voves shot a 47-50 - 97 and Abby Murray shot a 47-56 - 103.

"I couldn't be more proud of Jordyn," Frenz said. "It didn't go well for her last year here, but she had it going (Wednesday) and I'm really excited for her.

"Ashley and Abby are learning to play these difficult course and they are both close to breaking through. I felt as a team we hung in there great against four-year competition."

NIACC returns to action Sunday at the Waldorf University Invitational Wedgewood Cove Golf Club in Albert Lea, Minn.

Team standings - Simpson 338, Grand View 352, NIACC 362, Waldorf 371, Graceland 374, Iowa Lakes 375, North Central 404.