The Nebraska-Kearney women’s golf team got off to a fast start to win the Wildcat Classic Monday afternoon in Wayne. 2021 Wayne Team Trophy
The two-day, eight-team tourney was held at the par 72 Wayne Country Club. Weather conditions were tougher on day two as the average team score was a 346; it was a 326 on Sunday.
UNK had rounds of 298 and 326 to tally the ninth best 36-hole score (624) in school history. Augustana was runner up (632) with Concordia-St. Paul a distant third (655). The 298 on Sunday is the second best 18-hole score by a Loper team, trailing only the 294 the 2019-20 UNK squad turned in at the Central Region Preview (Awarii Dunes).
Junior Faviola Gonzalez (Cayey, P.R.) breezed to medalist honors with a 6-over par 150 (70-80). Winning by five strokes, this is her fourth best 36-hole score and tied for 10th lowest in Loper lore. Her 2-under par 70 in round one is her second best 18-hole score and ranks third in UNK history.
Next, Beemer redshirt junior Lacie Fox came in third (156; 74-82) with Kansas freshman Allison Comer tying for sixth (159; 77-82). Finally, Arizona sophomore Paige Lucero placed eighth (160; 77-83), Omaha senior Nia Station tied for 14th (164; 82-82) with Bayard freshman Avery Mitchell (38th; 183; 90-93) playing as an individual.
This was UNK’s final regular season tournament as they head to the MIAA Championships April 22-23 in Oklahoma.