Junior Kayla Krueger (Spring Lake, Mich. / Spring Lake) led the way as the Valparaiso University women’s golf team swung into spring action on Monday afternoon as part of the Motor City Cup, hosted by Oakland at Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. The event features a tournament match-play format.
Krueger defeated Oakland’s Veronica Haque 3&2 as part of Valpo’s first-round matchup with the host Grizzlies. That accounted for the lone Valpo win in that match, which was won by Oakland 5-1.
Valpo entered the consolation bracket and faced off with Creighton in Round 2. Play was halted due to darkness on Monday, so three groups need to finish Round 2 early on Tuesday morning before the teams conclude the event by playing Round 3. Tiffany Curtis (Crown Point, Ind. / Crown Point) has played well in Round 2, holding a lead over Creighton’s Rachel Grenko. The Bluejays have won three matches and lead two others.