Women’s Golf Begins Final Fall Tournament
Monday, October 22, 2018
Women’s Golf Begins Final Fall Tournament
Freshman Payton Hodson had the top Valpo score on Monday.

The Valparaiso University women’s golf team began the final tournament of the fall season on Monday with a visit to the Braun Intercollegiate hosted by fellow Missouri Valley Conference member Evansville. Valpo took a step forward by trimming 10 strokes from its best round at last week’s MVC Fall Preview. The two-day Braun event features only two rounds with 18 holes taking place each day.  

How It Happened

  • The top Valpo player on Monday was freshman Payton Hodson (Middleton, Wis. / Middleton), who led the team by carding an 81. She is tied for 21st overall.
  • Tiffany Curtis (Crown Point, Ind. / Crown Point) was close behind with an 82, which sits at t-27 entering Tuesday’s second and final round.
  • Kayla Krueger (Spring Lake, Mich. / Spring Lake) and Kylie Shoemake (Schererville, Ind. / Lake Central) provided the other two scores that counted toward Valpo’s team score as each posted an 85 on Monday.
  • Valpo’s team score of 333 is tied with UIC for 10th among the 13 participating schools. Valpo enters the second round with a four-stroke edge on Eastern Illinois and 30-stroke lead on Tennessee State. Valpo is just two strokes behind the host Purple Aces.  
  • Southern Illinois holds the overall team lead at 317, one stroke lower than second-place Northern Kentucky. The individual leader is IUPUI’s Marion DeBove, who carded a 70.

Up Next

The final day of the fall season will be on Tuesday as Valpo competes in 18 more holes in the Braun Intercollegiate at Evansville.