Crusaders Finish Strong At Cardinal Classic
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Crusaders Finish Strong At Cardinal Classic

The Valparaiso women’s golf team concluded play today at the Cardinal Classic hosted by Ball State at The Players Club in Yorktown, Ind.

Junior Annie Gaugert (Lake Geneva, Wis./Badger) led the Crusaders as she improved her score from day one by seven strokes, shooting a plus-four 76 to end the tournament with a 159. She shot birdies on 12 and 16 as she moved up 20 spots to finish in a tie for 40th. Her score ties her season-best from the Golfweek Program Challenge earlier this year.

Freshman Katie Willenbrink (Mishawka, Ind./Penn) shot an 83 on the day to finish in a tie for 77th place with a 167. Junior Sibil Gill (Kokomo, Ind./Western) also improved by seven strokes to shoot an 82 for the day - she finished with a 171 to finish in a tie for 84th place. She birdied 17 and 18 to finish the day.

Freshman Kiana Jongsma (St. John, Ind./Lake Central) rounded out the Crusaders as she improved by two strokes from yesterday to finish the day with an 83. She ended her first career tournament in a tie for 88th place with a 172 and birdied number eight.

Sophomore Angie Kim (Schaumburg, Ill./Fremd), who led the Crusaders after day one with a seven-over 79, withdrew before starting competition.

The Brown and Gold finished with a 659 overall for the tournament and finished in 14th place.

The Crusaders have a three week hiatus before returning to the links October 13-14 at the Rocket Classic hosted by the University of Toledo. Competition will take place at Catawba Island Club in Catawba Island, Ohio.

-Valpo Women’s Golf-