CRESTON - The NIACC women's golf team opened its fall season by placing fourth with a 386 at the Southwestern War at the Moor tournament Tuesday at the Crestmoor Golf Club on Tuesday.
William Penn won the tournament with a 338 and Graceland was second with a 346.
NIACC was led by sophomores Ashley Alert and Sydney Fullerton, who both shot 46-48 - 94. Also for the Lady Trojans, freshman Jordyn Barragy shot a 46-52 - 98 and sophomore Morgan Luecht shot a 53-47 - 100.
"They battled (Tuesday)," NIACC coach Chris Frenz said. "Our scores aren't what they wanted to be, but I loved a lot of what I saw for the first tournament of the season.
"Our short game needs work and they all know that, but the course played tough (Tuesday) because of how wet it was."
The last hole of the tournament was played in a downpour.
"So that didn't help," Frenz said. "We set our sights on improving this week to get ready for the home tournament on Monday."
NIACC returns to action Monday at the NIACC Invitational. The tournament is slated to start at 10:30 a.m. at the Mason City Country Club.