Voigt Earns Individual Medalist Honors as Valpo Finishes Second at Chicago State
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Voigt Earns Individual Medalist Honors as Valpo Finishes Second at Chicago State
Kelly Voigt won the CSU Cougar Classic. (Ryan Wronkowicz)

Junior Kelly Voigt (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) smashed a number of program records en route to earning individual medalist honors, leading the Valparaiso women's golf team to a second-place finish at the CSU Cougar Classic on Tuesday in Chicago, Ill.

Valpo carded a round of 314 on Tuesday, moving up four spots in the team standings to finish tied with IUPUI for second place with a 635 over the 36-hole event. Indiana State earned the team title with a 631.

Voigt shot a 69 on Tuesday to end the tournament at even-par 144, winning the tournament in runaway fashion by seven strokes. Her second-round 69 was six shots clear of anybody else's round on Tuesday. Her single-round score set a new Crusader record by five shots, while the -3 was six strokes better in relation to par than any other round in Valpo history. Meanwhile, Voigt also smashed the Crusaders' 36-hole tournament lows both overall and in relation to par, both by eight strokes.

Junior Brianna Davy (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central) was Valpo's second-highest finisher, closing the tournament with an 83 to finish at 162, tied for 24th place. Junior Erika Pfaender (Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead) posted the Crusaders' second-best round on Tuesday with an 80, closing the tournament in a tie for 30th at 164. Junior Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Ironside) finished with an 82 to end with a total of 166, tied for 43rd place, while sophomore A.J. Selig (Hortonville, Wis./Appleton West) tied for 58th place at 170 after shooting an 87 Tuesday.

Valparaiso returns to action this coming weekend at the two-day Cardinal Classic hosted by Ball State, which begins on Saturday, September 22.