Schier Hole-in-One Highlights Final Day of MVC Fall Preview
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Schier Hole-in-One Highlights Final Day of MVC Fall Preview
Shelby Schier had a hole-in-one on Tuesday.

The final day of the Missouri Valley Conference Fall Preview provided a moment that Valparaiso University women’s golf sophomore Shelby Schier (Greenwood, Ind. / Center Grove) will never forget.

Schier achieved the rare feat of turning in a hole-in-one on the Par 3 fourth hole of the Creek rotation at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, Ind. on Tuesday. The hole-in-one marked the highlight of the week for Valpo, which played on its home course as a precursor to the MVC Championships this spring.

How It Happened

  • Tiffany Curtis (Crown Point, Ind. / Crown Point) led Valpo with a 261 in the event.
  • Freshman Payton Hodson (Middleton, Wis. / Middleton) finished second on the team, two strokes behind Curtis. She had the best final round of any Valpo player with an 87 on Tuesday.
  • Valpo placed ninth in the team standings with a 1055 after carding a 357 in the final round. Missouri State (969) edged Bradley (971) for the team title, while Rachel Johnson of the Bears carded a 231 to take medalist honors.

Inside the Rounds

  • Schier’s hole-in-one marked one of two eagles in the tournament. The other was recorded by Indiana State’s Thilda Staubo.
  • Valpo’s only birdie of the day came courtesy of Curtis, who needed just four strokes on the Par 5 first hole.
  • The team had 10 birdies for the tournament with Curtis and Kayla Krueger (Spring Lake, Mich. / Spring Lake) accounting for four each.

Thoughts from Head Coach Jill McCoy

“Today’s playing conditions were extremely tough. It was difficult to build any momentum. The silver lining of today’s round was Shelby Schier’s hole-in-one. A shot like that doesn’t come around often, and it certainly added some cheer to the day.”

Up Next

The final tournament of the fall season will take place next week as Valpo participates in the Braun Intercollegiate, hosted by Evansville. The first day of competition will be Monday, Oct. 22 with the event wrapping up on Tuesday, Oct. 23.