Valparaiso junior Angie Kim (Schaumburg, Ill./Fremd) finds herself just two strokes off the individual lead through two rounds as the Crusader women’s golf team opened action from the Bucknell Invitational on Saturday.
Playing the first 36 holes of the tournament on Saturday, Valpo shot rounds of 328 and 324 to end the day in a tie for 11th place, just nine strokes out of ninth position. Fairleigh Dickinson leads the team standings, having posted a score of 607 through two rounds.
Kim shot a 72 in the second round, the fifth-best round in program history by stroke count and tied for seventh (+2) in relation to par, to move into a tie for third and within two strokes of the lead entering the final 18 holes on Sunday. The junior opened the tournament with a 77 over the first 18 holes, and with a score of 149 through 36 holes, finds herself within striking range of the Crusader program record for a 54-hole tournament.
Senior Annie Gaugert (Lake Geneva, Wis./Badger) shot matching rounds of 82 to end the day at 164, good for a tie for 43rd place. Freshman Madison McCreary (Batesville, Ind./Batesville) and sophomore Katie Willenbrink (Mishawaka, Ind./Penn) both closed out 36 holes tied for 61st place at 172, while rookie Kylie Shoemake (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central) is tied for 66th place at 175.
Valparaiso closes out the Bucknell Invitational with the final 18 holes on Sunday.