Crusaders Top Green Bay in Match Play
Senior Sydney Shrum halved in match play against Green Bay on Tuesday.


Crusaders Top Green Bay in Match Play
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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.                  

How It Happened

  • Madison McCreary (Batesville, Ind. / Batesville) climbed to 3-1 in match play over the last three days, winning 5&4 over Emily Grunder at No. 3 on Tuesday.
  • Angie Kim (Schaumberg, Ill. / Fremd) also prevailed in Tuesday’s showdown, one up over Avery Steen at No. 1.
  • Katie Willenbrink (Mishawaka, Ind. / Penn) notched a win over Leah Birch at No. 2, 5&4.
  • Tiffany Curtis (Crown Point, Ind. / Crown Point) won 6&5 over Sophia Muzerek at No. 4.
  • At No. 5, senior Sydney Shrum (Cloverdale, Ind. / Cloverdale) halved with Alex Larson.

Thoughts from Head Coach Jon Haas

“The core of the team has played 72 holes over the last three days. The match play format has provided the team with a great technical and mental test. I’m really happy with the progress that the team has made since we started up in January. I think we’re starting to click at the right time as we enter postseason play.”

Up Next

The Crusaders will next be in action on Sunday, April 23 as they begin the Horizon League Championship at Mission Inn Resort and Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.