BELLINGHAM, Wash. – The Northeastern State women’s golf team wrapped up the fall with a third-straight tournament victory, winning the Western Washington Invitation Tuesday afternoon. The event was contested at the par-73, 5,983-yard Bellingham Golf and Country Club.
This marked the first time in school history that the RiverHawks have won three-consecutive events.
NSU shot a 296 in Tuesday’s final round to finish first on the leaderboard at a 16-over-par 600 (304-296). The RiverHawks finished 13 strokes ahead of second place Saint Martin’s, who shot 29-over 613 (309-304). Host Western Washington took third place with a score of 30-over 614 (313-301).
CSU-Chico State landed in fourth at 46-over 630 (321-309). In fifth place was Northwest Nazarene after shooting 58-over 642 (314-328). The 13-stroke margin of victory is the largest of NSU’s three tournament wins this year.
True freshman Ebba Moberg led the way for Northeastern State. She shot a 1-under 72 on Tuesday to finish in a tie for second at even-par 146 (74-72). Fellow true freshman Kelsey Lumpkin finished in solo fourth at 2-over 148 (74-74), and senior Charter Lawson tied for seventh after shooting 7-over 153 (78-75). Junior Baylee Price tied for ninth with a final score of 8-over 154 (79-75), and true freshman Halie Wright rounded out the NSU lineup in a tie for 16th at 10-over 156 (78-78).
“Needless to say I’m incredibly proud of our girls," said NSU coach Scott Varner. "That’s three in a row now; the trifecta. We hate to hang it up for the winter because we’re playing so well.
"Winning breeds winning, and these girls have learned how to win. They know what it takes now. They know what the essence of team golf is. Every shot counts. We didn’t have a single round over 80 for the second-straight tournament. We’re playing at a really high level right now. Our confidence level is sky high, which is priceless. This has been an incredible fall.”
NSU has wrapped up a successful fall campaign and will next be in competition at the St. Edward’s Invitational Feb. 22-23 at Onion Creek Country Club in Austin, Texas.
WESTERN WASHINGTON INVITATIONAL – Final Results
October 13, 2015 at Bellingham, Wash.
(par-73, 5,983-yard Bellingham Golf and Country Club)
1. Northeastern State 304-296=600 (+16)
2. Saint Martin’s 309-304=613 (+29)
3. Western Washington 313-301=614 (+30)
4. CSU-Chico State 321-309=630 (+46)
5. Northwest Nazarene 314-328=642 (+58)
6. CSU-San Marcos 324-320=644(+60)
7. Hawaii-Hilo 326-319=645 (+61)
8. Victoria 327-320=647 (+63)
9. CSU-East Bay 327-325=652 (+68)
10. Simon Fraser 337-316=653 (+69)
11. Hawaii Pacific 331-323=654 (+70)
12. Concordia-Oregon 333-330=663 (+79)
1. Jennifer Liedes (Saint Martin’s) 71-74=145 (-1)
T2. Ebba Moberg (Northeastern State) 74-74=146 (E)
Jenn Paul (Western Washington) 75-71=146 (E)
4. Kelsey Lumpkin (Northeastern State) 74-74=148 (+2)
5. Samantha Miller (Northwest Nazarene) 75-76=151 (+5)
T2. Ebba Moberg 74-72=146 (E)
4. Kelsey Lumpkin 74-74=148 (+2)
T7. Charter Lawson 78-75=153 (+7)
T9. Baylee Price 79-75=154 (+8)
T16. Halie Wright 78-78=156 (+10)