Women’s golf is second in HCAC tournament
The women’s golf team capped off a successful season with a second-place finish in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament under head coach Mark Turner ’77. Highlights of the regular season included a win and a second-place finish against strong fields in the two iterations of Transylvania’s own invitational tournament, both played at the University Club.
Transy kicked the season off in high style with a 27-stroke victory in the first Transy Fall Invitational. The Pioneers’ team score of 354 easily outdistanced second-place Bellarmine University (372), the College of Mount St. Joseph (423), and Spalding University (471). Transy junior Megan Foley was medalist with an 80, while senior Sarah Slattery added an 85 and junior Janca Millett (left) an 86.
The Pioneers came back in the Transy Fall Invitational II to finish second with a team score of 337, just three shots back of winner Hanover College. Bellarmine (353), Franklin College (369), Mount St. Joseph (412), and Spalding (456) rounded out the field. Transy’s Foley again took medalist honors with a 75, the only player in the field to break 80.
Hanover also won the HCAC tournament, played at the Anderson Country Club in Anderson, Ind., with a 16-stroke (667 to 683) win over Transy. After Foley (82-79) and Hanover’s Molly Burpo (78-83) finished tied at 161, Burpo took medalist honors by defeating Foley in a one-hole, sudden-death playoff.
Both Foley and Millet, who finished third in the HCAC medalist competition at 164 (84-80), won All-HCAC first-team honors, which go to the top eight finishers.