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Women's Golf - Fri, May 12, 2017

The Briar Cliff women's golf team had five players named to the 2017 GPAC Women's Golf All-Conference Team after the Chargers claimed their first GPAC title this spring. Taylor Minger, Nicole Hemelberg, Abby Brinkman and Arianna Presilla were all named first team all-conference and Brooke Kroeger was selected as an honorable mention team member. Briar Cliff head coach Ben Irlbeck was named the GPAC Women's Golf Coach of the Year after coaching the Chargers to their first ever conference title with a team score of 1,338 (350-332-334-322). The title not only marked the first ever GPAC Championship for women's golf, but was also the first title for any women's team in Briar Cliff history.

Minger, a freshman from Champlin Park, Minnesota, played in all 12 tournaments for the Chargers this season and finished in the top 10 in eight events. Her best finish of the year was at the Buena Vista Invite when she tied for first with a 157. Minger's lowest round score of the year was a 75 at day one of the Iowa Central Invite. She had the best finish of any Charger at the GPAC Championship with a four round score of 332 (87-82-81-82) to place tied for fourth.

Hemelberg, a freshman from Colombia, competed in all 12 tournaments for the Blue and Gold this year and finished in the top 10 on five occasions. Her best finish of the season was at the Northwestern/Dordt Invite when she finished first with a 158. Hemelberg's lowest round score of the season was a 74 at day two of the Northwestern/Dordt Invite. She placed seventh at the GPAC Championship with a four round score of 336 (90-82-84-80).

Brinkman, a freshman from Jackson, Minnesota, participated in 11 tournaments for the Cliff this season and finished in the top 10 in four events. Her best finish of the year was at the Lila Frommelt Invite when she finished sixth with a 164. Brinkman's lowest round score of the year was a 79 at day two of the William Penn Invite in the fall. She finished eighth at the GPAC Championship with a four round score of 337 (88-87-86-80).

Presilla, a freshman from Weston, Florida, played in 10 tournaments for the Chargers this year and finished in the top 10 on four occasions. Her best finish of the season was at the Lila Frommelt Invite where she finished fifth with a score of 163. Presilla's lowest round score of the year was a 76 at day two of the Lila Frommelt Invite. She placed ninth at the GPAC Championship with a four round score of 341 (88-87-86-80).

Kroeger, a junior from Carroll, Iowa, competed in six tournaments for BC this season and finished in the top 10 in two events. Her best finish of the year was at the Landsmeer Event when she finished eighth with a score of 83. Her lowest round score of the season was an 82 at day two of the Lila Frommelt Invite.

Briar Cliff automatically qualified for the NAIA National Event after coming back from 30-strokes down to win the GPAC Championship. The NAIA tournament will be played in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida May 23-26. The complete 2017 GPAC Women's Golf All-Conference Team can be seen below.

 

2017 GPAC Women's Golf All-Conference Team

*Amy Ahlers

Concordia

Sr.

Albion, Neb.

Kristin Sabers

Dakota Wesleyan

Sr.

Mitchell, SD

Logan Wagner

Mount Marty

Sr.

Parkston, SD

Myla Brown

Morningside

So.

Sioux Falls, SD

Alex Mankle

Morningside

So.

Milford, Iowa

Taylor Minger

Briar Cliff

Fr.

Champlin Park, Minn.

Nicole Hemelberg

Briar Cliff

Fr.

Colombia

Abby Brinkman

Briar Cliff

Fr.

Jackson, Minn.

Arianna Presilla

Briar Cliff

Fr.

Weston, Fla.

Hannah Muroski

College of Saint Mary

So.

Ashland, Mo.

Murphy Sears

Concordia

Fr.

Crete, Neb.

Kellie Winckler

Mount Marty

Sr.

Lake Andes, SD

Paige Mestl

Midland

So.

Henderson, Neb.

Courtney Hummel

Northwestern

Sr.

Hawarden, Iowa

Mikaela Livengood

Morningside

So.

Eagle Grove, Iowa

*GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women's Golfer-of-the-Year

Honorable Mention:
  Brooke Kroeger (Briar Cliff), Erin Olsen (Dordt), Alyssa Fedders (Dordt), Chanda Zomermaand (Northwestern)

 
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