Women’s Golf: The year in review

Staff Reports

Player of the Year: Alex Lederhausen

The freshman made an immediate impact for Northwestern.

Lederhausen did not have the most top finishes or the lowest scoring average, but she was a model of consistency in her firstcollegiate season.

The Hinsdale, Ill., native had her top finish at the Lady Buckeye Invitational. She tied for 13th and shot all three rounds in the 70s.

She carded her season-low round of 72 in the final round of the Mountain View Collegiate.

Lederhausen tied for the team lead with three top-20 finishes. Even though she never cracked a top-10 and had a scoring average of 79.55 this season, Lederhausen was a consistent contributor for the Cats.

She posted three of her best four finishes in the final three tournaments – a tie for 27th at the Suntrust Lady Gator, her tie for 13th at the Lady Buckeye and a tie for 15th in the Big Ten Championships. During the spring season, Lederhausen averaged 78.13, a full stroke lower than her season average.

It is pretty certain this freshman will be contributing to the Cats for a long time to come.

Biggest Win: Fourth Place Finish – April 18-19Lady Buckeye Invitational

NU earned its best finish of the season with a fourth place finish at the Lady Buckeye in Columbus, Ohio.

Rebecca Lederhausen shot a 3-over par in the first round to lead the Cats to second place after the first day. She finished the tournament in ninth overall as four players cracked the top-20. NU finished in fourth place in the 15-team tournament.

The high finish sparked a strong finish for the Cats as they placed fifth in the Big Ten Championships to end their season.

Biggest Loss: Jennifer Hong

Hong was the lone senior on a roster full of underclassmen. Her leadership helped the team finish its season strong.

The senior from Windermere, Fla., finished fifth at the Mountain View Collegiate in late March. She also added two other top-20 finishes.

Hong carded two of NU’s four rounds of par or better and had a 78.26 average score per round.

She finished the Big Ten Championships, what turned out to be her final tournament, tied for 36th.