Women’s Golf Closes Out Cardinal Classic
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Women’s Golf Closes Out Cardinal Classic
Payton Hodson tied for the team's best third-round score on Tuesday.

The Valparaiso University women’s golf team received balanced scoring on the final day of the Cardinal Classic, as three players tied for the team’s best Round-3 score and all five players finished within two strokes of one another. Tuesday’s round closed out a two-day, 54-hole event hosted by Ball State at the par-72, 6204-yard Players Club in Yorktown, Ind.

How It Happened

  • Senior Payton Hodson (Middleton, Wis. / Middleton), senior Morgan Kier (Brownsburg, Ind. / Brownsburg) and junior Cailey Rooker (St. Joseph, Mich. / St. Joseph) each carded an 81 to share the team lead in Round 3.
  • Hodson finished at the forefront of that group on the tournament leaderboard with a three-round score of 242.
  • Freshman Anna Fay (Ada, Mich. / Forest Hills) led the team in the event, posting a 54-hole score of 239. She closed out her week with an 82 in Round 3.
  • The Beacons finished with a 969 over the three rounds, tied for 15th on the team leaderboard. Akron took the team title at 912 (+48), while Bowling Green’s Kayla Davis defeated Taylor’s Nicole Jung on a playoff hole to earn medalist honors.

Up Next

The Beacons will return to action on Monday, Oct. 4 at the Butler Fall Invitational, which will be held at Highland GC in Indianapolis.