Morningside’s women’s golf team won the team title at Briar Cliff’s Lila Frommelt Fall Classic.

Alexandra Mankle

Anjana Cordes

Morningside College’s women’s golf team shot its two lowest scores in school history to successfully defend its team championship at the Briar Cliff Lila Frommelt Fall Classic held Sept. 16 and 17 at Two Rivers Golf Club in North Sioux City, Neb.

The Mustangs finished the two-day event with a team score of 647 for a 14-stroke victory margin over runner-up Briar Cliff.

Morningside carded a team score of 323 in Friday’s opening round to tie its school record for low score. The Mustangs, who also had a 323 at the 2003 Lila Frommelt Classic held at Sioux City’s Green Valley Golf Course, opened an eight-stroke lead over Mount Marty in the first round.

Anjana Cordes, a freshman from Bad Vilbel, Germany, led the Mustangs’ school-record tying effort with a 78. The other were Alexandra Mankle, a sophomore from Milford, Iowa, with an 81; Myla Brown, a sophomore from Sioux Falls, S.D., with an 82; and Nathalie Sanchez, a junior from Bellevue, Neb., with an 82.

Myla Brown

Nathalie Sanchez

The Mustangs were just one stroke off school record pace when they finished with a 324 in Saturday’s final round.

Cordes fired another 78 to finish tied for second in the individual standings with a 156.

Brown fired a 79 in Saturday’s second round to finish with a 161 for fourth place in the final individual standings. Mankle also gave the Mustangs a top 10 finish when she closed with an 85 for 166 for eighth place.

Sanchez and Mikaela Livengood, a sophomore from Eagle Grove, Iowa, finished in a tie for 10th place at 167. Sanchez finished with an 85 after her opening round 82, while Livengood opened with an 85 and closed with an 82.

The Mustangs will travel to Orange City, Iowa, to compete in the Northwestern Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 22.