The Valparaiso University women’s golf team closed out its two-day trip to Port Clinton, Ohio on Tuesday afternoon at the Rocket Classic, hosted by Toledo. The Crusaders finished the 54-hole event in ninth place.
With a final-round score of 325 on Tuesday, the Crusaders closed out the tournament at 978 for 54 holes to finish in ninth position, just 11 shots back of eighth place. Valpo’s score of 978 is tied for eighth-best in a 54-hole tournament in program history, while its score in relation to par (+114) is sixth-best among the Crusaders’ 54-hole events. This season, the Crusaders have posted three of the top-nine 54-hole scores in program history.
Junior Angie Kim (Schaumburg, Ill./Fremd) set the pace for the Crusaders during round three again as she shot a 76 (+4), bringing her total score to 234 (+18). Kim’s third-round play moved her up five spots individually from yesterday, tying her for 15th individually at tournament’s end, just six strokes back from sixth place. Kim’s score of 234 is tied for sixth-lowest by an individual in a 54-hole tournament in Valpo history, while her score in relation to par is tied for seventh.
Sophomore Katie Willenbrink (Mishawaka, Ind./Penn) and freshman Madison McCreary (Batesville, Ind./Batesville) went into round three tied and finished out the tournament tied for 41st place, after both shot an 81 in round three to bring their total score to 245.
Rounding out the team scores for the Crusaders were freshman Kylie Shoemake (Schererville, Ind/Lake Central), shooting a 256 to tie for 52nd place, and sophomore Kiana Jongsma (Dyer, Ind/Lake Central), who finished with a score of 262 to finish in 55th position.
Host Toledo remained atop the team standings throughout, winning with a final score of 889 (+25).
Valparaiso will be back out in action next Monday and Tuesday when it heads to Wisconsin for the Whistling Straights Intercollegiate. Live scoring will be available at ValpoAthletics.com.