OTTAWA — Bethany College golfer Aspen Bryant made a splashy collegiate debut.
Bryant, who is all the way from Las Vegas, lit it up this week in the two-day Ottawa University Invitational, shooting rounds of 75-77 for a 152 and the title, three shots better than Lindsey Mateer of Baker. Bryant will thus forever be the answer to a trivia question as to the first Bethany women’s golfer to win a championship.
As a team, the Swedes were fifth.
"Aspen had an outstanding first college tournament. She played really well and I'm excited to see how she improves and grows throughout the year," Bethany coach Jon Daniels said.
Arianna Bryant, Aspen's older sister, was the first-ever Bethany College women's golfer last season and shot a pair of 84s for a 168, good for ninth
Other places for the Swedes were Lexi Pauls (T-28th) and Rachel Meyer (37th).
"This was a good tournament to measure our work and where we need to concentrate," Daniels said.
Kansas Wesleyan won the tournament with a 658, 26 shots ahead of Baker.
The Swedes play Oct. 6-7 at Carey Park in Hutchinson, with Sterling College the host.