Women’s golf finishes in second place


By Sean Anderson

NIU women’s golf finished in second place at the Green Bay Fall Invitational.

Indianapolis would go on to win the team title with a score of 629, which was 12 strokes better than NIU and Butler. Butler’s Jenna Peters won the individual title by one stroke with a score of 149.

The Huskies and Bulldogs were tied for second and NIU would go on to win the playoff to take second place.

“They played really well considering the conditions weren’t the best, it was really windy,” said coach Kim Kester. “Scores were high all around due to the wind, but they fought really hard and made it a really successful tournament for us.”

Senior Allie Parthie would go on to tie her career best by placing third individually, missing out on first place by just two strokes.

“I was more on a steady past today and made a lot of pars, while yesterday I was like birdie, bogey, birdie,” Parthie said. “I knew I had a chance to win it outright heading into the last two holes with the lead, but finished double bogey, then bogey. It was disappointing to me because I was in the lead to win the tournament for the first time, but I will use my third place finish as motivation to play better for the rest of the season.”

Kester believes Parthie battles hard and gave herself a good chance to win.

“Allie really played well for a second straight day and fought extremely hard both days to finish in third place individual,” Kester said. “She worked on what she needed to last night on the range and it paid off for her. She gave herself a chance to win it and that is what you want in a player.”