The Valparaiso University women’s golf team faced 36 holes in a single day for the first time this season Monday as the Crusaders opened play at the Cougar Cup from Palouse Ridge G.C. in Pullman, Wash., hosted by Washington State.
How It Happened
- Senior Angie Kim (Schaumburg, Ill./Fremd) shot Valpo’s low round of the day, finishing the opening 18 holes with a round of 77. Kim closed the day with a two-round score of 157, tied for 45th in the field.
- Junior Katie Willenbrink (Mishawaka, Ind./Penn) was the second-lowest Crusader on Monday, finishing the day with a 36-hole total of 163. Senior Sydney Shrum (Cloverdale, Ind./Cloverdale) improved by three strokes in her second round, recording a two-round score of 167.
- Sophomore Madison McCreary (Batesville, Ind./Batesville) and freshman Tiffany Curtis (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) rounded out the Crusader squad with matching totals of 171 through the first day of competition.
- Valpo posted team rounds of 324 and 329 to finish Monday at 653 as a team through 36 holes.
Inside the Rounds
- Shrum carded the lone eagle of the tournament to date, holing out in two on the par-4, 307-yard 15th hole. After shooting a 41 on the back nine in the first round of the day, Shrum shot a one-under 35 on the same nine holes in the second round.
- Willenbrink carded a team-high 22 pars over the first two rounds, tied for 21st in the tournament field.
- Kim’s opening-round 77 is tied for the third-lowest round by a Crusader so far this season.
The Crusaders will close out action from Pullman on Tuesday with the final round of the 54-hole tournament.