The Fort Hays State University women’s golf team has done something no other Tiger golf team has done. It has won the team’s first MIAA Championship.
The Tigers won a championship in the 2008-09 season, but it was when the Tigers were still part of the Rocky Mountain conference.
On Monday, the Tigers led the championships after the first round with a score of 333. On Tuesday the Tigers were able to hold on to the lead by beating second-place Missouri Western State University by just one stroke. The Tigers had a two-round total score of 664.
Senior Jordan Nixon was the top golfer for the Tigers with a fourth-place finish. Nixon shot an 81 in both rounds to have a two-round total of 162. Junior Carmen Thompson finished tied for fifth place to earn All-MIAA Honors alongside Nixon. Thompson shot an 86 in the first round and an 80 in the second round for a total of 166.
Senior Kiley Johansen was the third Tiger to finish in the top ten with a seventh-place finish. Johansen had a two-round total of 167. Senior Samantha Nielsen had a two-round total of 172 to finish tied for 13th place. Freshman Samantha Hobson finished in 15th place with a two round total of 173.
Nixon and Thompson were both selected to the MIAA team along with golfers from Northwest Missouri State University, Missouri Western State University, and Lincoln University.
At the Missouri Western State University Invitational the Tigers lost to conference foes Northwest Missouri and Missouri Western. The Tigers imporved to beat both teams in the MIAA championships.