April 10, 2012
Lowell and Bearcats run away from field at Avila Invite
MARYVILLE, Mo. – Just like the 13 other varsity sports at Northwest Missouri State the Bearcat women’s golf team hopes to be peaking at the right time. That time may be right now and it couldn’t be more perfect, as the Bearcats ran away with the Avila Invitational title Tuesday at the Fred Arbansas Golf Club.
Northwest took a one stroke lead into Tuesday’s second round and extended its lead to a 15 stroke victory after the dust had settled giving the Bearcats their second straight tournament win.
Cassie Lowell continued her stellar play firing her second straight round of 76 to finish with a 152 and claiming the individual title, her first of the spring and third of her sophomore season. Lowell stayed six shots better than teammate Steph Charteris who battled to shoot a second round 78 for a two day score of 158 and finish second.
Three of the Bearcats five players to record scores finished in the top five led by Lowell and Charteris. Kristian D’Angela continued her solid spring season with an 81 each day to finish at 162 and in fourth place.
Taylor Gard and Jacy Gasper tied for 17th as the duo both finished at 178.
Competing as an individual, Tess Edwards also fared well for Northwest as she shot a second round 84 to finish at 171 and tie for eighth.
Missouri Western faltered on Tuesday, as they sat just one stroke behind the Bearcats after Monday’s first round. Northwest has now finished better than their MIAA rival in the last three tournaments of the spring and hope to continue that momentum into next week’s MIAA Championships.
The MIAA Women’s Golf Championships are set for April 16-17 at Paradise Point Golf Course in Smithville, Mo.
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