Women’s golf tenth at Bradley


By Nate Tenopir, Sports Editor

The women’s golf team completed a three-round event at Bradley with their worst score of the weekend, a 346 in the final round to finish 10th out of 10 teams.  The Mavs led off the Hotels at Grand Prairie Invitational with a field-worst 344, but had recovered to finish Friday’s second round with a 335.

Despite the nine shot improvement from the first round to the second, the 335 was still tied for the highest team score of the round.  Only two Mavs improved on their second round score and UNO was unable to climb out of 10th.

Senior Rebecca Pollock led the Mavs with a three round total of 247.  Her score was five shots better than the next closest UNO golfer, junior Elizabeth Havekost.

Pollock, who led the Mavs the previous weekend with a two-round score of 162, finished in a tie for 34thHavekost ended the tournament in tie for 40th.

Sophomore Melyssa Doerr shot a 258 to end in a tie for 47th, sophomore Brooke Thilges was 54th with a 268 and Danielle Kuchar was 59th with a 295.  Brittany Atterbury of Northern Iowa won the event with a four over 220.

Atterbury’s teammate, Sarah Boss took second with a 225.  The Panthers had four of their five golfers finish in the top 10 and took the tournament win with a 908, 25 shots better than second place Southern Illinois.  Indiana State was a distant third with a 946.

Pollock, Havekost and Thilges all tied for UNO’s lowest round of the weekend.  All three shot a team-best 79 in the tournament.

Pollock posted her 79 in the first round while Havekost and Thilges both shot a 79 in the second round.