The Valparaiso women’s golf team completed round one of the two-day CSU Cougar Classic in Chicago, Ill. on Monday afternoon in a tie for sixth place, while individually, junior Kelly Voigt (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) is tied for fourth place after 18 holes and matched the Crusaders’ all-time best round in relation to par.
The Crusaders posted a team score of 321 on Monday in the first of the tournament’s two rounds, tied with Loyola for the second-best showing among the five Horizon League squads, tied for sixth place overall out of the 15 competing teams and just six shots out of second position. IUPUI leads the team standings after shooting a 309 in round one, while a pair of Jaguars – Lauren Kuss and Jordan Woods – leads the individual standings with rounds of 73.
Voigt led the way with a 75 on Monday, going out in 38 before coming in with a 37 to finish the day tied for fourth position, just two strokes behind the leaders. The junior’s 75 matches the second-lowest round shot by a Crusader in program history, while at +3, it is tied for the best round in relation to par.
Junior Brianna Davy (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central) was the second-highest placed Crusader after day one, shooting a 79 to end the day in a tie for 20th place. Sophomore A.J. Selig (Hortonville, Wis./Appleton West) posted a round of 83 to sit in a tie for 44th at the halfway point, while juniors Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale) and Erika Pfaender (Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead) both shot 84 on Monday and are tied for 52nd place.
Valparaiso closes the CSU Cougar Classic with another 18-hole round on Tuesday morning. The teams are scheduled for a shotgun start at 9 a.m.