MADISON, Wis. – Nina Puch won individual medalist honors on Monday afternoon at the Edgewood College Spring Invitational, while Concordia University Wisconsin finished fourth overall as a team at the 6,015-yard, par 72 Cherokee Country Club.
Puch (freshman, Des Plaines, Ill.) shot her second-lowest round of the 2012-13 season on Monday with a 4-over-par 76. The righty led by a stroke after round one and increased her to lead a four-shot victory. The win was her second medalist honor for a two-day event during her rookie season.
Puch outshot Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year Brittany McNett-Emmerich by five strokes, who finished third overall.
CUW was in fourth place after day one and stayed there with a 356-353 (709 total). UW-Stout was the Invitational winner with a 344-332 (676 total) team score.
Freshman Emily Stephenson (Ashland, Wis.) took 16th for the Falcons after improving three strokes on day two with a 93-90 (183 total). Freshman Emmy Dill (Bristol, Wis.) was third on the team and tied for 19th overall after carding a 96-91 (187 total). Stephenson and Dill each shot the third lowest round of their career on Monday.
Freshman Lexi Westphal (Brownsville, Wis.) shot the second lowest round of her career on Sunday with a 14-over-par 86. She finished in a tie for 22nd after shooting an 86-103 (189 total). Freshman Madalyn Joannes (Wauwatosa, Wis.) improved 14 strokes from day one to day two after firing a 110-96 (206 total). Her stroke improvement was the second best of the event.
CUW will have just over two weeks to prepare for the NCAA Division III Championship on May 14 in Destin Fla., at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.