By Mike Anderson, NKU Sports Information


BELLEVILLE, Ill. – The Northern Kentucky University women’s golf team showed that it is poised to make a second-straight run at the Great Lakes Valley Conference championship last weekend, taking second place at the Midwest Shootout at the par-71 Orchards Golf Course.

The Norse carded 80-over-par (326-322—648) to finish 23 strokes behind team winner Indianapolis (312-313—625). The event featured eight GLVC squads competing in the 36-hole tournament, with NKU finishing 35 strokes ahead of their next competition, Lewis (333-350—683).

Individually, Kristi Piepenbrink of Indianapolis, the three-time All-GLVC performer and 2008 GLVC Player of the Year, took the medal at three-over-par (72-73—145). Sofie Rasmussen led the Norse, finishing fourth at 17-over-par (80-79—159). Lyndsey Bevil (83-77—160) was a stroke behind Rasmussen, sharing fifth. Charity Evans (78-85—163) in seventh and Alicia Stauffacher (85-81—166) in 10th place rounded out NKU’s team score. Hannah Lindauer (85-87—172) finished 15th in the 43-woman field.

NKU will close out its fall season on Oct. 6-7 at the UMSL Invitational at Gateway National Links in Madison, Ill.