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Falk, Brooks lead Bulldogs

Story by Taylor Soule

The Drake women’s golf team finished ninth out of 10 teams at the Kangaroo Invitational in Kansas City, Mo., on Tuesday.

Senior Chelsey Falk and sophomore Danielle Brooks paced the Bulldogs en route to a team score of 992. The two both scored a last-round 79 to lead Drake. Falk finished the meet tied for 16th place, and Brooks finished the meet tied for 32nd.

Junior Hadley Jennings registered the top score overall score at 238, good for 15th place individually. She recorded a last-day score of 82.

Sophomore Ashley Brooks and freshman Katie Clausen recorded last-day scores of 94 to finish the tournament ranked 56th and 58th, respectively.

On day one of the meet, the seventh-ranked Bulldogs, thanks to strong performances from Jennings and Falk. Jennings posted a score of 156, and Falk posted a score of 160.

Danielle Brooks and Ashley Brooks followed Jennings and Falk with scores of 168 and 177, respectively.

The Bulldogs ended day one ahead of Missouri Valley Conference rival Creighton, South Dakota and William Jewell with a score of 658.

Oklahoma City led all scorers on day one with a score of 604.

Eventually, though, North Dakota State captured the title on Tuesday with a team score of 919. Oklahoma City dropped to second place with a final-round score of 923.

Drake ranks No. 8 in the MVC, ahead of Evansville and Creighton, with an average score of 323.71.

The Bulldogs return to action on Saturday and Sunday at the Indiana Invitational in Bloomington, Ind. The meet marks Drake’s last before the April 21-23 MVC Championship in Ozarks, Mo.

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