Morningside placed three players on the All-GPAC Women’s Golf Team and Todd Sapp was named the GPAC Women’s Golf Coach of the Year.
Morningside’s Cheyanne Becker, Myla Brown, and Alexandra Mankle were named to the 2015-16 All-Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Women’s Golf Team as selected by the league’s head coaches.
In addition to the three All-GPAC selections, Morningside’s Todd Sapp was named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Women’s Golf Coach of the Year after he led the Mustangs to a second place finish in the final GPAC standings and their first-ever appearance as a team in the NAIA Women’s Golf National Championship to be held May 17-20 at Savannah Quarters Country Club in Pooler, Ga.
Morningside won six tournament championships during the 2015-16 season, including two of the four GPAC Qualifier tournaments to finish in second place, five strokes behind eight-time league champion Dakota Wesleyan University in the final conference standings.
Becker, a freshman from Waukee, Iowa, has an 18-hole scoring average of 85.9 strokes for the Mustangs’ second lowest average on the team. Becker finished 11th in the final GPAC individual standings with a total of 339 strokes in the four GPAC Qualifier tourneys.
Brown, a freshman from Sioux Falls, S.D., has an 87.3-stroke scoring average and had one of the Mustangs’ lowest rounds of the season with a 79 for runner-up medalist honors at GPAC Qualifier #3 at Highlands Golf Course in Lincoln, Neb. Brown had a total of 338 strokes in the four GPAC Qualifier tourneys to finish 10th in the final GPAC individual standings.
Mankle, a freshman from Milford, Iowa, leads the Mustangs with a scoring average of 84.4. Mankle carded the Mustangs’ lowest score of the season with a second round 75 en route to individual medalist honors at the College of Saint Mary Fall Invite at Miracle Hill Golf Course in Omaha, Neb. Mankle finished fifth in the final individual GPAC standings with a score of 328 to finish just three strokes out of second place.
Morningside’s Mikaela Livengood, a freshman from Eagle Grove, Iowa, was named to the All-GPAC honorable mention list. Livengood has a scoring average of 87.8.
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