BELLEVUE, Neb. -- The Bellevue University women's golf team, led by individual champion Kim Moore, won the 2019 North Star Athletic Association Tournament title on Tuesday at the par-72, 5,840-yard Platteview Country Club. Bellevue earned the automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship with the victory.
The Bruins ran away with the team title, shooting a two-day team total of 688 (355-333), 45 strokes ahead of second-place Dickinson State University which shot a 733 36-hole total. Viterbo was three strokes back, finishing third at 736. Waldorf placed fourth at 739.
It marked the seventh conference tournament title in the eight-year history of the BU program. The Bruins have now qualified for the NAIA National Championship six times.
Moore shot the day's best round, finishing at 7-over par 79 for a two-round total of 164, four strokes ahead of teammate Madison Brooks who finished with a 168 (82-86) total.
Viterbo's Bailey Schmidt finished third with a 172 (89-83) total. The Bruins' Allison Temple placed fourth with a two-day sum of 176 (94-82).
The NAIA National Championship will be held at the Lincoln Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City on May 14-17.
First Team all-NSAA
Kim Moore, Bellevue
Madison Brooks, Bellevue
Bailey Schmidt, Viterbo
Allison Temple, Bellevue
Riley Helmick, Dickinson State
Nicole Misner, Waldorf
Seeret Brar, Waldorf
Second Team all-NSAA
Morgan Hazzard, Bellevue
Jocelyn Braunberger, Valley City State
Jace Steier, Dickinson State
Hannah Moore, Viterbo
Natalee Hafer, Dickinson State
Breilyn Riggin, Dickinson State
Hannah McDaniel, Viterbo
NSAA Women's Player of the Year -Bailey Schmidt, Viterbo University
NSAA Coach of the Year - Shelly Liddick, Bellevue University