The Wartburg women’s golf team is in Orlando this week competing in the Division III National Championship tournament, and Cedar Falls native Jordan Galles is looking to help the Knights shoot a low number.
Galles is a senior for Wartburg and the Knights have qualified for the national tournament each year of her career. She says that experience helps the team know what to expect as it is the best competition they play all year.
The Knights finished in 12th place at last year’s national tournament, and Galles says that Wartburg has the potential to better that placing this year. Galles says they have a great group from top to bottom.
While Galles has led the Knights at a few tournaments this year, Wartburg has a very even team from top to bottom. Galles says that balance is vital to a good showing at Nationals. Mehodist University has won each of the last eleven Division III women’s golf titles.
Galles says that many of the Methodist golfers actually major in golf, which gives them a bit of an edge. She says they are studying to be a golf professional, while the Wartburg team has students with a lot of majors and golf has to take a back seat to schoolwork at times.
They begin play tomorrow and the tournament runs through Friday.
By Jesse Gavin KCNZ Cedar Falls