MESA, Ariz. - Sam Mueller finished up her final round as a Laker on Friday at the NJCAA Div. II Women's Golf Tournament.
It was quite the rollercoaster for Mueller during the final round shooting a 91 in that she started on the back nine by firing a 40 on her first nine holes.
"Sam played really well that first nine made a lot of up and downs and had a tap in birdie on 15," said Iowa Lakes coach Andy Soper.
Mueller turned to the front and it seemed like night and day. Carding a second nine-hole score of 51, she finished her career as a Laker with a 91.
She placed in a tie for 74th overall after the 72 hole tournament. Mueller finished at Iowa Lakes as a two-time national qualifier, first team academic all-region, and has signed to play golf and continue her education at Missouri Baptist in St. Louis, Mo.
"I've very proud of Sam," said Soper. "She had a great tournament fought some adversity with a wrist injury but really overcame that and played well. I'm going to miss her-she is a great young lady and will be very successful in her future. She is a great example of a student-athlete and I am privileged to have coached her."
Mueller is from Lakefield, Minn.
Next action for Iowa Lakes Golf will be Tuesday, May 21, in Scottsboro, Ala. Men's national qualifier Brandon Klein will play in the NJCAA Men's Division 2 National Golf Tournament at Goose Pond Colony Golf Course.