The Valparaiso University women’s golf team swept the top four spots as it hosted the Chi-Town Classic Sunday at The Course at Aberdeen, claiming the team title with a team round of 312. Leading the way for the Crusaders was senior Angie Kim (Schaumburg, Ill./Fremd), who shot a round of 75 to win by two shots.
The Crusaders won the 18-hole event by 15 strokes with their total of 312 on Sunday. UIC placed second at 327, while Chicago State rounded out the field at 329.
Kim brought home the individual championship from the Chi-Town Classic for a second straight year with her round of 75, leading the way as the Crusaders earned each of the top four spots. Sophomore Madison McCreary (Batesville, Ind./Batesville) posted a career-best round of 77 to finish in second, while junior Katie Willenbrink (Mishawaka, Ind./Penn) shot a 78 to finish in a tie for third.
Senior Sydney Shrum (Cloverdale, Ind./Cloverdale) finished Sunday with an 18-hole score of 82 to finish in a tie for ninth place, while junior Kiana Jongsma (Dyer, Ind./Lake Central) rounded out the Crusaders’ five-player squad with a round of 86.
A trio of Crusaders played Sunday as individuals as well, led by freshman Tiffany Curtis (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point), who debuted with a round of 78 to finish in a tie for third place. Sophomore Kylie Shoemake (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central) finished tied for sixth after shooting an 81, while freshman Kayla Krueger (Spring Lake, Mich./Spring Lake) started her Valpo career with a round of 83.
Valparaiso will return to action Sept. 11-13 at the Golfweek Program Challenge in Myrtle Beach, S.C.