Women’s golf continues to approve

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Women’s golf continues to approve

Zach Read, MANAGING EDITOR OF THE COLLEGIAN

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The Ashland University women’s golf team showed large signs of improvement as they finished fifth overall at the Northwood University Invitational on Oct. 3-4.

A week ago at the Grand Valley State University Invitational the lady Eagles carded a total score of 667 and came in eleventh. This week they finished in fifth place out of eleven teams and improved their score to 634. This is a great sign for the team as every golfer improved in this tournament.

After the first day, senior Kaitlin Neumann led the entire field as she carded an even-par 70, placing the Eagles in fourth place. In the second and final round she dropped eleven strokes to shoot an 81 to finish with a total score of 151 and place second on the team. Overall, Kaitlin tied for eighth out of 64 competitors.

Finishing with one stroke better in seventh place overall for the Eagles was sophomore Morgan Eib (150) as she shot a 76 and 74 in rounds one and two, respectively.

The other three golfers for Ashland were sophomores Monica Torda (165) and Kayleigh McHugh (168), and freshman Anna Schatschneider (170). On the second day, Monica Torda shot five strokes worse as she tied for 38th overall.

Kayleigh McHugh and Anna Schatschneider stayed consistent in both rounds as Kayleigh shot two rounds of 84 and Anna carded two rounds of 85. They finished tied for 44th and tied for 47th overall, respectively.

Winning the tournament by a landslide was Findlay (586) as all five of their golfers finished twelfth or better overall. Placing second and finishing 27 strokes behind the first place Oilers were the host Timberwolves (613).

Taking home third place at the Northwood Invitational was Northern Michigan University (617).

The Ashland women’s golf team will next compete at Findlay’s Beall Fall Classic on Oct. 9-10. They will look to improve even more as they compete at this tournament.

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