It was a mix of the past, present and future for the Valparaiso University women’s golf team in the final round of the Horizon League Championships on Tuesday in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Strong performances from a pair of underclassmen built excitement for the future, while the final collegiate rounds for a pair of seniors led to reflection on the past.
The Valparaiso University women’s golf team received sub-80 rounds from a pair of underclassmen on the second day of the Horizon League Championships at Mission Inn Resort and Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. on Monday. Freshman Tiffany Curtis turned in a 79, eclipsed by only one teammate – sophomore Kylie Shoemake, who stroked a 78.
The Valparaiso University women’s golf team competed in Day 1 of the Horizon League Championships in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. on Sunday. The Crusaders posted a 324 (+36) in Round 1, tied with UIC for fifth place in the eight-team event. Northern Kentucky sits atop the team standings at 304 (+16).
Senior Peter Webb (Madison, Wis. / James Madison Memorial) received an honor never before bestowed upon a member of the Valparaiso University men’s golf team on Saturday evening at the Horizon League Banquet preceding the Horizon League Championships, which begin on Sunday in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
The Valparaiso University women’s golf team competed for the final time prior to the Horizon League Championship on Tuesday at The Course at Aberdeen in Valparaiso. The Crusaders thrived in the last tune-up before the league finals, dispatching visiting Green Bay 4.5-0.5.
The Valparaiso University women’s golf team participated in the Crusader-Jaguar Challenge this weekend and went 1-2 in the match play event. The Crusaders started the event with a victory over Horizon League foe Detroit Mercy and also put together a strong performance in a loss to Big East rival Butler. On Monday, senior Sydney Shrum earned a win in her final collegiate tournament.
The Valparaiso University women’s golf team fended off host Fort Wayne by two strokes to finish in second place in the Fort Wayne Spring Classic at Pine Valley Country Club on Monday. In the process, the Crusaders posted the best 54-hole team score in program history. Katie Willenbrink, golfing as an individual, rounded out a strong event with a 77 in Round 3.
The Valparaiso University women’s golf team started the tournament on the right foot with its lowest round of the season on Sunday, and eventually ranked second after one day in the five-team Fort Wayne Spring Classic. Katie Willenbrink competed as an individual and had the best day of any Crusader. Three Crusaders enjoyed season-best performances, two of which achieved career bests.
For the second straight day, the Valparaiso University women’s golf team enjoyed its best round of the spring on Thursday at Windsor Parke in Jacksonville, Fla. as part of the Bulldog Florida Invitational. The Crusaders trimmed seven strokes off their Round 1 score by turning in a 323 in Round 2.