Morningside’s women’s golf team won the Nebraska Wesleyan Spring Invite by a 12-stroke margin.

Alexandra Mankle

Myla Brown

Morningside College’s women’s golf team finished in first place by a 12-stroke margin at the Nebraska Wesleyan University Spring Invite held Thursday at Holmes Golf Course in Lincoln, Neb.

The Mustangs finished with a team score of 339 for a 12-stroke cushion over College of Saint Mary, which carded a 351 to edge host Nebraska Wesleyan by one stroke for runner-up honors.

Morningside had four of the top eight individual scores in the tournament. Myla Brown, a sophomore from Sioux Falls, S.D., and Alexandra Mankle, a sophomore from Milford, Iowa, each shot 82s to lead the way and tie for second place in the individual standings. They finished four shots off the pace of Nebraska Wesleyan’s Joselyn Lemm, who took individual medalist honors with a 78.

The Mustangs also counted an 87 by Mikaela Livengood, a sophomore from Eagle Grove, Iowa, and an 88 by Elizabeth Thies, a sophomore from Green Isle, Minn., who finished sixth and eighth, respectively, among the individual leaders.

The Nebraska Wesleyan Spring Invite was the Mustangs’ fifth tournament championship of the 2016-17 season after they won four tournament titles in the fall.

The Mustangs will host the Morningside Invitational on Wednesday, April 12, at Whispering Creek Golf Club.