Kier Leads Team on First Day at Diane Daugherty Invite
Monday, March 28, 2022
Kier Leads Team on First Day at Diane Daugherty Invite
Morgan Kier leads the team through 36 holes.

The Valparaiso University women’s golf team completed the first 36 holes of the three-round Diane Daugherty Invite on Monday. The event is being hosted by Southern Illinois at the par-71, 5987-yard Bogey Hills Country Club in St. Charles, Mo. Valpo was led by Morgan Kier (Brownsburg, Ind. / Brownsburg).

How It Happened

  • Kier finished the day at 171 (+29) to pace the Beacons and tie for 67th in a 96-player field. Her day was highlighted by an 83 (+12) in Round 1, the best 18-hole score of the day for the Beacons.
  • The second-best Valpo performance came courtesy of Kesley Eichenauer (North Manchester, Ind. / Manchester), who is golfing as an individual. She sits at 175 (+33, 90-85) entering Tuesday’s round. The junior had a pair of birdies, both of which came in the first round.  
  • The next three Valpo golfers were all within a single stroke of one another. Cailey Rooker (St. Joseph, Mich. / St. Joseph) had a 177 that was highlighted by an 87 in the opening round, while Anna Fay (Ada, Mich. / Forest Hills) shaved four strokes off her Round-1 score to post an 87 in Round 2.
  • Madison Keil (LaGrange, Ind. / Lakeland) featured an even larger improvement from the first round to the second round, cutting her score by nine strokes to boast an 85 and finish the day at 179.
  • The team improved by six strokes from Round 1 to Round 2, finishing the day with a 36-hole total of 704 (355-349).
  • Missouri State sits atop the team leaderboard at 597. Brooke Newell of the Bears has the lead for medalist honors at 145, while Western Michigan’s Alissa Fish had a hole-in-one on the 16th hole of the second round.

Up Next

The final 18 holes will tee off on Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. CT with a shotgun start. A link to live scoring via GolfStat is available on