- Fitts earns third straight weekly GPAC honor October 9, 2013
MITCHELL, S.D. – Lauren Fitts established herself as one of the top women’s golfers in the Great Plains Athletic Conference when she won the league’s women’s golfer-of-the-year title as a freshman in 2012-13.
With the fall portion of her sophomore season out of the way, Fitts has proved that she won’t be going anywhere.
Fitts, a Brookings, S.D., native, earned her third straight GPAC Women’s Golfer-of-the-Week award, it was announced Wednesday afternoon by the league. Not only is this the third straight honor for Fitts, it also marks the fifth time this season a DWU women’s golfer has won the honor. The Tigers earned five of the six weekly honors this fall.
Fitts’ latest honor comes after tying for first at the second conference qualifier of the fall season. She and Concordia University’s Amy Ahlers shot 80s in poor course conditions at Whispering Creek last Wednesday to win the event. She shot a 37 on the front and a 43 on the back.
Fitts’ first-place finish also helped the Tigers to a first-place finish as a team and it increased their lead to 37 strokes with two qualifiers remaining. Individually, Fitts is one stroke behind teammate Chelsea Burback. The qualifier was the final event of the fall season for Dakota Wesleyan.