PANORA, Iowa – Alexandria Eckenrod (Fr., Mason City, IA) sits in sixth place after shooting an 83 during the first day of the season opening Iowa Intercollegiate Golf Tournament.
Eckenrod shot 39 on the back nine, and is only one shot behind second place. Maggie Yang of William Penn is leading the event with a 76.
“Alexandria put together a great round,” NIACC golf coach Chris Frenz said. “She did a great job of getting the ball on the fairway and has been putting really well.”
Sarah Steinauer (Fr., Clarinda, IA) is currently tied for ninth at 87, and Mikayla Smith (Fr., Mason City, IA) is tied for 12th at 92 in the 33 player field.
“Sarah got off to a rough start with three double bogeys, but I was really proud how she stuck with it and played the rest of the 15 holes only nine over,” Frenz said. “Mikayla had a couple rough holes, but even with that, she did a good job of keeping it together. I expect her to go low tomorrow, she’s just that type of player.”
Moriah Sherman (Fr., Charles City, IA), the fourth member of the team, did not make the trip due to illness.
The women will continue play Sunday starting at 10 a.m.
1) Maggie Yang (William Penn) 76
T2) Dena Stevens (William Penn) 82
T2) Mayci Rule (William Penn) 82
T2) Kara Larson (AIB) 82
T2) Megan Chitty (Clarke) 82
6) Alexandria Eckenrod (NIACC) 83
7) Courtney Kronuller (Wm Penn) 85
8) Ashley Manhneio (Wm Penn) 86
T9) Sarah Steinauer (NIACC) 87
T9) Kaurie Kincaid (Central) 87
11) Kelsey VanTasell (Central) 89
T12) Mikayla Smith (NIACC) 92
T12) Krissy Teig (AIB) 92
T12) Megan Bewley (Scott) 92
William Penn 325
Iowa Central 383