MEQUON, Wis. -- The Muriel McIntyre era is over at Concordia University Wisconsin, but Falcon head coach Jim Ingman is still looking toward this season with great enthusiasm. McIntyre, the four-time NAC Player of the Year, has graduated but Ingman believes that a cast of seven freshman golfers with outstanding credentials can eventually fill the void.
"Our biggest weakness this fall will be our collective age so the emphasis will be to not go out and hurt ourselves with poor shot decisions," Ingman said. "We will have to play smart golf and avoid making those rookie mental errors that cost us strokes."
We do have some talented freshman golfers. Lexi Westphal (Brownsville, Wis.) was the first female to win a boys' conference meet in the history of the Flyway conference, shooting a 3-over par 39. Also Nina Puch (Des Plaines, Ill.) shot a 75 to help Loyola Academy qualify for the Illinois state tournament and recorded an 84 at state. The other newcomers are also capable of quality rounds. It will be an exciting learning process."