NIACC sits in fourth after Day 2 at regional tournament

ANKENY - The NIACC women's golf team is in fourth place after the second round of the NJCAA Region XI tournament at Otter Creek Golf Course on Saturday.

The Lady Trojans shot a season low 359 in the second round after opening with a 361 on Friday for a two-day total of 720. Iowa Western leads the four-day regional tournament with a 337-324 - 661.

The second weekend of the tournament is set for April 27-28, also at Otter Creek.

The winning team and the next 10 individuals (not from the winning team) will represent the region at the NJCAA Division I national tournament at the Longbow Golf Course in Mesa, Ariz. May 14-17.

NIACC's Courtney Tusler is in sixth place in the individual medalist competition (minus the players from Iowa Western) with a 88-83 - 171. The Lady Trojans' Sydney Fullerton is in a 3-way tie for eighth place with a 89-93 - 182.

NIACC's Brooke Maasch sits in 11th place (92-92 - 184). The Lady Trojans' Morgan Luecht is in a tie for 14th (92-95 - 187) with teammate Katelyn Loegering, who is playing as an individual (94-93 - 187). The Lady Trojans' Ashley Alert (98-91 - 189) is in 16th place.

Team standings - Iowa Western 337-324 - 661; DMACC 338-352 - 690; Southeastern 356-337 - 693, NIACC 361-359 - 720, Southwestern 405-400 - 805

Iowa Western - Lisa Lied 71-71 - 142, Cassidy Evreniadis 74-75 - 149, Kim Park 93-87 - 180, Payton Schmidt 99-91 - 190, Sarah Blaylock 109-118 - 227

Top 10 (minus Iowa Western) - Jaime Bellingham (DMACC) 79-80 - 159; Emma Pry (Southeastern) 81-79 - 159; Morgan Totsch (Southeastern) 83-77 - 160; Kortney Orr (DMACC) 81-86 167; Annika DuMoulin (Iowa Lakes) 88-81 - 169; Courtney Tusler (NIACC) 88-83 - 171; Bianca Findlay (Southwestern) 86-89 - 175; Alison Schweers (DMACC) 86-96 - 182; Sydney Fullerton (NIACC) 89-93 - 182; Kylie Nichols (DMACC) 92-90 - 182.