NEWTON, Kan. — Northern Iowa got off to a slow start Monday at the Missouri Valley Conference women’s golf championship at Sand Creek Station Golf Course.
The Panthers shot a collective score of 320 and are tied for seventh place 15 strokes behind leader Missouri State.
Individually, Emily Snelling and Sarah McMichael shot 79s to lead UNI.
The second round of the tournament was scheduled for Monday.
TEAM STANDINGS — 1. Missouri St. 305, 2. Indiana St. 309, 3. Loyola 310, 4. Southern Illinois 312, 5. Drake 317, 6. Illinois St. 319, 7. (tie) Northern Iowa, Bradley 320, 9. Valparaiso 322, 10. Evansville 332.
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS — 1. (tie) Verena Gimmy (Mo. St.), Rachel Johnson (Mo. St.), Kayla Krueger (Val), Jessie Staed (Loy), Thilda Staubo (Ind. St.), 75, 6. (tie) Madison Chaney (Evans), Ashley Childers (Mo. St.) 76, 8. (tie) Sierra Hargens (Ind. St.), Alice Ho (S. Ill.), Hanna Netisingha (S. Ill.), Sam Paulak (Drake), Moyea Russell (S. Ill.) 77.
UNI — T20. Emily Snelling, Sarah McMichael 79, T27. Maddie Bertsch 80, T33. Hannah Bermel 82, T42. Paige VanDyk 85.