Dakota Wesleyan's Megan Hinker helps Tigers into 2nd place at GPAC fall golf qualifier

Hinker is in third place as an individual.

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VERMILLION — Posting the round of the tournament so far, Dakota Wesleyan golfer Megan Hinker's 1-over-par 73 on Tuesday helped propel the Tigers into second place at the Great Plains Athletic Conference fall golf qualifier at The Bluffs Golf Course in Vermillion.

Hinker, a senior from Lennox, shot the 73 after a 79 on the opening day of competition. Her round on Tuesday included a pair of birdies at Hole No. 1 and No. 2 for a 2-under-34 on the first nine, before shooting 3-over-par on the back for a 73. She is two shots behind leader Sofia Castelan (74-76—150) and second-place Maria Zorrilla, of Morningside (77-74—151).

The Tigers shot 666 over the first two days of play, good for second place as a team behind Morningside at 612. DWU had a team score of 323 on Day 2, 20 strokes better than the first day. Briar Cliff is third at 680, followed by Dordt at 684.

Erin Moncur, a junior from Miller, is in seventh overall after a 78 on Tuesday, nine strokes better than her Monday score of 87. Other Tigers include seniors Ronae Klein, of Winner, in a tie for 21st (89-84—173), Mitchell's Ashley Zimmer in a tie for 26th (88-88—176) and Kaitlyn Greenhoff, of Dell Rapids, in a tie for 32nd (91-88—179).

The conference champion is determined over 72 holes between the fall and spring seasons. The final 36 holes will be played in spring 2022 at Norfolk Country Club in Norfolk, Nebraska.

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