Kim Paces Crusaders on First Day of Spring Season
Friday, February 10, 2017
Kim Paces Crusaders on First Day of Spring Season
Senior Angie Kim led Valpo on the first day of competition.

The Valparaiso University women’s golf team started its 2017 spring campaign in the sunshine of Port St. Lucie, Fla. on Friday. The Crusaders are in 11th of 12 after posting a two-round score of 687 on the first day of competition at the Ball State Sunshine Invitational. The team scored a 348 in the opening round before improving to a 339 in the second 18 holes.

How It Happened

  • Senior Angie Kim (Schaumberg, Ill. / Fremd) led the way on the opening day of competition, posting a 163. She stroked an 80 in the first round before registering an 83 in round two. Kim is tied for 18th individually.
  • Katie Willenbrink (Mishawaka, Ind. / Penn) had the second-best day of any Crusader and is tied for 44th overall at 172. Willenbrink stroked an 85 in the first round before carding an 87 in Round 2.
  • Madison McCreary (Batesville, Ind. / Batesville) stands third on the team and tied for 52nd overall at 175.
  • Kylie Shoemake (Schererville, Ind. / Lake Central) contributed a 177, making a drastic improvement with an 81 in Round 2 following a 96 in the opening round.
  • Sydney Shrum (Cloverdale, Ind. / Cloverdale) turned in a 192 and enters the final round in 66th overall.

Inside the Rounds

  • The Crusaders are 16 strokes ahead of Lipscomb for 11th in the standings. They are 10 strokes behind Drake (677) for 10th and 12 in back of ninth-place IUPUI.
  • Valpo posted 60 pars and six birdies on the day.
  • This marked the first day of competition under first-year head coach Jon Haas.

Up Next

The Ball State Sunshine Invitational will continue with Day 2 on Saturday in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The Crusaders will compete in 18 holes to round out the event at St. Lucie Trail Golf Club. A link to live results can be found on