Schreiner Cracks Program Record Book for Season Scoring Average as Women’s Golf Closes Campaign
Monday, April 15, 2024
Schreiner Cracks Program Record Book for Season Scoring Average as Women’s Golf Closes Campaign

The Valparaiso University women’s golf team closed out the Missouri Valley Conference Championship on Monday with the final round of the tournament, which was hosted by UNI at the par-72, 6188-yard Annbriar GC in Waterloo, Ill. Katie Schreiner (Fenton, Mo. / Summit) polished off a solid season by pacing the team on Monday.

How It Happened

  • Schreiner carded a 78 on the season’s final day, finishing the tournament with a team-best 54-hole total of 237 (t-42). She achieved par on 12 of the 18 holes on Monday.
  • Valpo’s next-best score was an 83, posted by both Anna Fay (Ada, Mich. / Forest Hills) and Taylor Skibinski (Michigan City, Ind. / Michigan City). Fay golfed 83 or better in each of the three rounds, finishing second on the team for the tournament at 248 (51st).
  • Rounding out the team’s top three in terms of tournament score was Madison Keil (LaGrange, Ind. / Lakeland) at 252 (t-53).
  • Valpo improved its second-round team score by eight strokes with a 329 on Monday, finishing the tournament at 989 and placing 12th. Illinois State won the league title at 889 with Kate Petrova of Evansville and Ali Schrock of Illinois State going to a playoff for medalist honors after finishing the 54 holes at 216.

Inside the Rounds/Season

  • Valpo had 14 birdies in the tournament, led by Keil with four.
  • Schreiner finished the season with a scoring average of 79.92, becoming the sixth golfer in program history to finish a season with a sub-80 scoring average. She ranks sixth in the single-season program record book and was the first Valpo golfer to average below 80 since Kayla Krueger in 2019-20.
  • Fay finished the season with a career average of 81.19, while Keil stands at 81.44 in 75 career rounds. Fay currently holds the best career scoring average in program history (minimum 20 rounds and two seasons), while Keil ranks fifth all-time in career scoring average.
  • The team posted a scoring average of 324.83 this year, the fifth best single-season scoring average in program history.

Thoughts from Head Coach Jill McCoy

“Katie had a great season and a solid finish. I am hopeful for a lot of hard work this summer and a strong start next fall.”