Peru State Golfer Start Season at Mount Mercy Invite

Peru State Golfer Start Season at Mount Mercy Invite
Emily Whipple (Lincoln) was the Bobcats' top golfer having shot the best two-day total of her career with rounds of 93 and 88 for a 191. Unfortunately for Peru State, Whipple, who finished 12th overall, was not on the scoring team. (Courtesy Photo)

MARION, Iowa – The Peru State women’s golf team began its 2017 fall season participating in the two-day Mount Mercy Fall Invite. It was held at Hunters Ridge Golf Couse in Marion, Iowa.

As a team, the Bobcats finished fourth with a two-day total of 758. Peru State shot a 380 on Saturday and followed with a 378 on the second day.

Mount Mercy and Bethany (Kan.) tied for first with a total of 691 with Mount Mercy winning the title with the playoff scoring. Waldorf (Iowa) was third with a score of 709. Placing fifth was Mount Mercy B with a 760 total. Other placings were: sixth – Graceland (Iowa) – 825, seventh – Southwestern (Iowa) CC – 899, and eighth – North Central (Mo.) – 1011.

Freshman Taylor Finke (Battle Creek), playing in her first collegiate tournament, was the team’s top scorer. Finke finished tied for 13th with rounds of 89 and 95 for a 194.

The Bobcats will be back in action on Sept. 16 when they participate in the Graceland (Iowa) Invitational in Lamoni, Iowa.

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