Morningside’s women’s golf team shattered its school record for low score to win the Northwestern Red Raider Fall Invite.

Mikaela Livengood

Anjana Cordes

Morningside College’s women’s golf team shattered its school record for low score to win the team championship at the Northwestern College Red Raider Fall Invite held Sept. 22 at Landsmeer Golf Club in Orange City, Iowa.

The Mustangs carded a team score of 315 to take eight strokes off their previous record score of 323 first set in 2003 and matched at last week’s Briar Cliff Lila Frommelt Classic.

Morningside was a runaway winner at the Red Raider Fall Invite with a 19-stroke victory margin over runner-up Briar Cliff.

The Mustangs’ Anjana Cordes, a freshman from Bad Vilbel, Germany, and Mikaela Livengood, a sophomore from Eagle Grove, Iowa, shared top honors in the individual standings with rounds of 77 before Cordes won a sudden death playoff for individual medalist honors. Both players birdied hole No. 1 to start the playoff before Cordes added another birdie on No. 18 while Livengood made par to end the playoff.

Nathalie Sanchez

Alexandra Mankle

Nathalie Sanchez, a junior from Bellevue, Neb., carded an 80 for one of the top scores of her Morningside career to finish fifth in the individual standings. Alexandra Mankle, a sophomore from Milford, Iowa, finished one stroke back with an 81 for sixth place. The Mustangs threw out an 86 from Myla Brown, a sophomore from Sioux Falls, S.D., whose score was the 12th best in the 46-player field.

Josie Obenauer, a junior from Sioux Falls, S.D., led the Mustangs’ junior varsity team with an 85 for the 11th best score in the field.

Morningside, a winner in each of its last two tournaments, will compete in the Midland/College of Saint Mary Fall Invite on Sept. 27 and 28 in Fremont and Omaha, Neb.