Falcons Repeat As NACC Champions

Falcons Repeat As NACC Champions

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. -- Concordia Wisconsin extended its seven-stroke lead to 18 and won the 2013 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Women's Golf Championship today at Trappers Turn in Wisconsin Dells.

It was the Falcons fourth NACC title in the past five years and second consecutive, which also earned them a second-straight trip to the NCAA III Championship this spring.

Runner-up Northwestern (Minn.) trailed CUW by just one after the first round on Saturday -- which was shortened to nine holes due to inclement weather -- and then seven after Sunday's round, but was unable to close the gap on the back-to-back champs today.

Concordia Wisconsin totaled a 926 (187-363-376), while the Eagles had a 944 (188-369-387), and Aurora placed third with a 982 (212-378-392). Marian rallied to finish fourth at 1,015 (206-408-401), followed by Wisconsin Lutheran's 1,016 (209-389-418), Benedictine's 1,027 (215-402-410) and Lakeland's 1,031 (199-401-431).

Minnesota Morris placed ninth with a 1,036 (214-403-419), Alverno 10th with a 1,296 (271-509-516) and Northland 11th with a 1,360 (282-545-533). The 12th team, Edgewood, did not field a full team to qualify for a team score.

For the sixth-straight time, the Falcons took home medalist honors as sophomore Nina Puch carded a 25-over-par 205 (42-80-83) with a least a tie for each day's top score. Puch also was named NACC Player of the Year with the win.

Lakeland's Finni Simko was runner-up with a 40-over-par 220 (45-85-90) and was the top rookie finisher, which earned her the NACC Freshman of the Year award.

Northwestern's Billy Aune was voted NACC Coach of the Year by his peers after the Eagles improved by five spots from last season's seventh-place finish.

Additionally, the top 11 finishers were named All-NACC, as a tie for 10th place added the extra spot on the awards team.


2013 NACC Championship
Trappers Turn G.C.
Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
Dates: Oct. 5-7, 2013
Par:     36   72   72
Yards: 2945 5859 5880

Fin.  Top 20 teams                     Scores         Total    Par 
   1  Concordia Wisconsin............  187  363  376    926   +206
   2  Northwestern (Minn.)...........  188  369  387    944   +224
   3  Aurora.........................  212  378  392    982   +262
   4  Marian.........................  206  408  401   1015   +295
   5  Wisconsin Lutheran.............  209  389  418   1016   +296
   6  Benedictine....................  215  402  410   1027   +307
   7  Lakeland.......................  199  401  431   1031   +311
   8  Minnesota Morris...............  214  403  419   1036   +316
   9  Bethany Lutheran...............  216  425  428   1069   +349
  10  Alverno........................  271  509  516   1296   +576
  11  Northland......................  282  545  533   1360   +640


Fin.  Top 20 Players                                          Scores        Total    Par 
   1  Puch, Nina--Concordia Wisconsin.....................    42   80   83    205    +25
   2  Simko, Finni--Lakeland..............................    45   85   90    220    +40
t  3  Fenney, Jordan--Wisconsin Lutheran..................    44   90   87    221    +41
t  3  Fragodt, Abby--Minnesota Morris.....................    43   92   86    221    +41
t  3  Westphal, Lexi--Concordia Wisconsin.................    43   89   89    221    +41
   6  Black, Naomi--Northwestern (Minn.)..................    42   90   93    225    +45
   7  Poppema, Sarah--Northwestern (Minn.)................    44   89   93    226    +46
   8  Krueger, Angela--Marian.............................    43   92   93    228    +48
   9  Williams, Sami Jo--Lakeland.........................    47   90   94    231    +51
t 10  Funk, Nicole--Aurora................................    48   92   94    234    +54
t 10  Strenge, Sarah--Minnesota Morris....................    50   93   91    234    +54
t 12  Gaffney, Laura--Northwestern (Minn.)................    49   94   96    239    +59
t 12  Kiesling, Hannah--Aurora............................    52   89   98    239    +59
  14  Reddersdorf, Megan--Concordia Wisconsin.............    48   97   95    240    +60
  15  Weber, Bailey--Benedictine..........................    48  102   95    245    +65
t 16  Green, Chelsea--Bethany Lutheran....................    46  100  100    246    +66
t 16  Skubic, Kristin--Marian.............................    47   99  100    246    +66
  18  Murdoch, Paige--Edgewood............................    49  101   97    247    +67
  19  Muehlbauer, Marissa--Aurora.........................    55   95   98    248    +68
  20  Bennett, Olivia--Minnesota Morris...................    52   96  104    252    +72