(Ft. Wayne, IN) – The 2013-14 women's golf team finished their season earlier this week. The Cards competed in the WHAC Championship hosted by Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne, Indiana at Coyote Creek. This was an emotional tournament for the Cards, as they will part ways with a huge part of their program. This was the last tournament for four year golfer, Emily Hysong (SR/Saline, MI), as she is set to graduate in May.
Day one of the two day tournament brought perfect golfing weather with 70 degree temperatures, sunshine, and a slight breeze. The lady Cards, which consisted of Emily Hysong and Emily Bearman (SO/Ypsilanti, MI), competed individually. Hysong lead the Cards as she shot 45 on the front and back, respectively. Her drives and irons were finding the middle of the fairway and greens. The greens were very quick and challenging. She was reading the break and putting for it, but the putts just weren't falling. After a 6 hour round, Emily carded a 90 which tied her for 21st among all competitors.
On the second day, Hysong teed off at 9:30 in 50 degree weather with 20-30 mph winds. The wind hindered the distance and direction of the ball, but she played under the conditions. She carded a 98 the second day. After the two days combined score, Hysong shot a 188 and her score was tied for 30th overall.
Emily Bearman shot 126 the first day but came back and shaved 25 strokes the second day to card a 101.
After the tournament, head women's golf coach, Kelly Behan had this to say about her lone senior, Emily Hysong. "Emily has worked really hard to get to this point in her playing career. I am very proud of her for not only her hard work on the course, but in the classroom as well." As a junior, Emily was an All-Conference Scholar-Athlete and an NAIA All-American Scholar Athlete. Emily will be attending law school after she graduates this spring from CUAA.
At Concordia, Emily has etched her name all over the record books. Emily holds the top two individual low scores with rounds of 84 and 87. She can also be found in the top 10 for individual low two-day scores as she has the second and third lowest with scores of 181 and 183. Emily was also part of the team that broke the team low two-day score of 813. Emily was the WHAC Champions of Character recipient three out of her four years with the Cards.
Congratulations to Emily Hysong on all her accomplishments at Concordia and good luck to her in all her future endeavors!