Third women’s GPAC golf qualifier postponed

HASTINGS, Neb. – The calendar says April, but Mother Nature appears to have other thoughts.

The Dakota Wesleyan University women’s golf team was at the third Great Plains Athletic Conference women’s golf qualifier of the season Tuesday in Hastings, Neb., but it has been postponed due to cold temperatures and ice buildup on the greens. The tournament started but had to be stopped due to freezing rain and was eventually called off.

The tournament will be started over, and 36 holes will be played at the fourth and final conference qualifier in Sioux Center, Iowa, on April 26.

After two qualifiers, the Tiger women lead the team race with a 685. They are 29 strokes ahead of Northwestern College, which is in second with a 714. Morningside is third with a 730. Freshman Lauren Fitts leads the individual race with a 162. She is six strokes ahead of teammate Chelsea Burback and Briar Cliff’s Dawn Chapman, who are tied for second with 168s. Jenna Winckler is in fifth with a 172and Talia Peters is tied for 12th with a 183. Natalie Turner is currently tied for 33rd with a 193.

Dakota Wesleyan is at the Augustana Invite Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, at Prairie Green in Sioux Falls, S.D.