Wildcat Golf Wins Windy Nebraska Intercollegiate Invite

William Anderson, Sports Writer

The Wayne State Wildcats women’s golf team won the Nebraska Intercollegiate Invite on Saturday, Oct. 1.  

The team traveled to Norfolk to take on the region’s best golf teams across two days. The team posted four out of five of the top scores to secure the overall team title over the University of Nebraska – Kearney Lopers with a 36-hole score of 653 to their 700.  

Individually, the top finishers for WSC were Abby Broderson and Jazmine Taylor, both with a score of 17 above par and tying second individually. Other top finishers included Abbie Kurmel at 19 above par in fourth and Saffire Sayre at 24 above par in fifth. 

It was a tough weekend overall with the wind as teams struggled with gusts of up to 35 Miles per hour.  

“The best way I set myself up for each hole was a great tee shot,” Taylor said. “So being confident with the different clubs off the tee I feel gave me the advantage against the wind.”  

Other highlights for the Wildcats in this contest included the return of Viktoria Bortkiewicz-Hamelin who withdrew from last week’s Southwest Minnesota State Invite from injury. She posted a score of 27 above par and helped to contribute to the Wildcats victory.   

Head Coach Nick Swaney gave his perspective on the rest of the fall season and its final two events. 

“After this we have two tougher events with really good fields of competition that we will have to play well in to have a chance,” Swaney said.  

Wildcats golf will travel next week to Larchwood, Iowa to compete in the Augustana University Fall Preview on Saturday, Oct. 8.