NSU women’s golf closes their fall season with a win
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NSU women’s golf closes their fall season with a win

10/25/18

Ebba Moberg

TNE Writer

NSU women’s golf finished their fall season with a win at the Central Region Preview by three strokes over Central Missouri, at the Muskogee Country Club. The RiverHawks shot a 602, 298-304, with Ebba Moberg and Lexi Armon both placing in the top-five.

Moberg finished one stroke back of the individual lead with a 147, 73-74, and Armon was fifth overall scoring a 148, 70-78. Aitana Hernandez earned her second top-10 finish of the season behind the two seniors, scoring a 150, 76-74. Halie Wright shot a 157, 79-78, and Kelsey Lumpkin scored a 166. Nina Lee was tied for 12th playing as an individual with a total score of 151. Central Missouri finished second with the total score of 605, and Southwestern Oklahoma was third with a 611. The Jennies’ Rosie Klausner was the player medalist scoring a 146.

The RiverHawks are currently ranked second in the region and 16 in the nation. The finalized GolfStat ranking of the entire season will be summarized and published on Tuesday Oct. 23.

“I am proud of this team and how they finished the last day,” said Scott Varner, NSU golf head coach. “We really buckled down when we were down during that last round and fought back. This was a big win for us on a home course and a great way to finish off the fall season.”  

The NSU women’s golf team won two tournaments this fall and placed top-five in two events out of the five they played. The teams track record of 11 wins in the past three years is something that is rare in golf and something Armon thinks is due to the great friendship on the team.

“The team dynamic is awesome this year,” said Armon. “With four seniors and three freshman it seems like it would be a weird dynamic, but we are all getting along very well. I think that plays a big part into success. We truly want everyone on the team to succeed individually which carries over into succeeding as a team.”

The team finished with lower scoring averages than the team had last fall, which was a goal

for the team before this season started. Moberg had the team low average with a 73.9 in ten rounds, and Aitana Hernandez was second with an average of 75.2. Armon finished her season with an average of 76.9. Nina Lee finished with an average of 77.8, Kelsey Lumpkin with a 78.5 and Halie Wright with an 80 in four rounds.  

“My first season with the RiverHawks has been so amazing and it was the first time that I have been a part of a team,” said Hernandez. “For me individually, this was my best season ye. It was the first time that my worst round of a whole season was 78. I am very proud of that and of myself and I am thrilled for the spring season and my future at NSU. This fall flew by and I think that is because we were having so much fun during the tournaments and practices.”

The NSU women’s golf team is now in their off-season, where organized practice will be limited due to NCAA regulations, but the RiverHawks will has always taken their own practice seriously and will make sure to practice hard. They plan to focus a lot of their time in the weight room this winter to be able to perform even better when they get back in January.

 “This semester was definitely the most consistent season I have had throughout my college career,” said Armon. “I would say the same goes for the team. (We had) two wins, both against strong fields, and we were fighting for a win in most the other events we played. I am hoping to keep up with the good game I am playing right now and achieve one of my biggest personal goals going into the spring. I want to win a tournament individually before I finish my career at NSU.”

The RiverHawks will be off until the beginning of March, where they will start their spring season at the Southern Nazarene Invitational at Kickingbird Golf Club in Edmond.


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