The Truman State University golf team broke the school record for the second week in a row, this time breaking its own program-low record of 308 with 306 at the Northwest Missouri State’s Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association Fall Preview in Maryville, Missouri, last weekend.
The ‘Dogs finished sixth out of the 16 teams after a two-day score best two-day score of 623 — their last two-day record was 630.
Bulldog Top Finishers Who Shot Personal Bests
- Nicolle Barmettler—145
- Montana George—156
- Lindsey Repp—157
Junior Brooke Kelley said though a few women felt like they struggled the first day, she said they really pushed through and came back strong the next day. She said after all the hours the team has put in, they still have much room for growth. Any added pressure since the first time they broke the record, Kelley said they didn’t feel, but she said they trust the process they have worked hard toward.
“We’ve put in all the work, and we just have to trust that it will all come together,” Kelley said.
Senior Nicolle Barmettler was the Bulldogs’ top finisher last weekend. She has now finished in the top 5 in fifteen of 30 career tournaments. She said it was windy both days of golf play, which she said made judging distances difficult on approach shots.
Barmettler said there are still areas where the team can improve, despite a solid weekend.
“I think, as a team, we seemed to struggle with putting this weekend,” Barmettler said. “If we keep working on that and continue to hit a high percentage of greens, we will keep improving.”
George said her first tournament as a ‘Dog was exciting, and she said she has no doubt the team will continue to break records.
The ‘Dogs are playing next at the Bellevue Fall Invitational October 2 -3 in Omaha, Nebraska.