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.
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