- Tigers Sweep Season-Opening Lancer Invite August 30, 2014
YANKTON, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University men’s and women’s golf teams showed their strength in the opening tournament of the year for both squads at the Lancer Invite hosted by Mount Marty College Friday in Yankton, S.D..
The event was shortened to one day after the original opening round scheduled for Thursday was rained out. Five men’s teams and seven women’s teams hit the course at Hillcrest Country Club in Yankton Friday, with the Tigers finishing atop of both fields.
On the men’s side, the Tigers finished with the top-four rounds of the day. Tyler Burr had the lowest score at the event with a 69, while teammate Ben McNiven carded a 71 for second place. Tom Hogg finished third with a 75, while Anthony Husher was fourth, shooting a 76. Brady Besco tied for sixth for DWU with a 78. As a team the Tigers shot a 291, 22 strokes better than second-place Morningside College.
For the women, DWU’s golfers again were bunched atop the leaderboard, with April Barnett shooting an event-best 83 for first place. Kristin Sabers shot an 84 to take second, while Lauren Fitts tied for third with an 85. Tiera Feller was fourth with an 86. The DWU team finished with a 338, topping the 369 carded by Morningside.
The Tiger women hit the links next at the Viking Invitational Sept. 6-7 at Bakker Crossing in Sioux Falls, S.D., while the men are at the Ferguson Classic Sept. 8-9 at Lincoln Park West in Oklahoma City, Okla.