Landsmeer Golf Club
Orange City, Iowa
The Event...The Northwestern College women's golf team will make its 2014-15 season debut as they host their annual fall invite on Thursday, Sept. 4. Teams will have a shotgun start at 10am at Landsmeer Golf Club.
Teams Competing...Four teams are scheduled to compete, including Northwestern, Dordt and two teams from Midland.
Outlook...Northwestern returns five of its top seven golfers of a 2013-14 team that finished second to Dakota Wesleyan in the four-round, 72-hole GPAC Championship. It marked the third straight year that the Red Raiders finished as the runner-up.
Catherine Van Der Weide begins her third season with the Red Raiders women's golf program and helped lead her team to their best ever team average for a season (347.1).
Senior Emma Wynja (Sioux Falls, S.D.) returns as the Red Raiders top golfer and has a career scoring average of 84.1. Wynja earned all-conference honors for the third straight year in 2014 after leading the team with an 84.2 average. Betsy Wallin, a senior from Rosemount, Minn., earned all-conference honors with an 88.6 scoring average last year. Another senior, Jessica Locker (Orange City, Iowa) returns and was also an all-conference selection last season. She had a scoring average of 90.7. Senior Elizabeth DeJong (Orange City, Iowa) had a 92.8 scoring average in 2013-14 and also is back this year.
Up Next...Northwestern will play at a meet hosted by Dordt College on Sept 8 at The Ridge in Sioux Center, Iowa.