Women’s Golf Improves Team Score on Tuesday
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Women’s Golf Improves Team Score on Tuesday
Morgan Kier tied for the team lead in the final round of the event on Tuesday.

The Valparaiso University women’s golf team finished the Missouri State Spring Invitational with the team’s best round of the event on Tuesday, carding an 18-hole team score of 327, six strokes better than the team’s Round-2 performance. Freshman Carly Schiene (Mokena, Ill. / Lincoln-Way Central) tied for Valpo’s top Round-3 score and held the outright team lead for the tournament.

How It Happened

  • Schiene garnered a Top-15 finish in the 54-hole event after carding an 80 in Tuesday’s final round. The rookie tied for 15th with her 54-hole score of 245.
  • Junior Payton Hodson (Middleton, Wis. / Middleton) joined Schiene in the top 20 with a tournament score of 248.
  • Junior Morgan Kier (Brownsburg, Ind. / Brownsburg) shared the team lead on Tuesday by posting an 80 in the final round. She finished the tournament third on the squad at 258, tied for 30th in the field.
  • Valpo improved its team score with each round of the event. The team edged Omaha by three strokes over the final 18 holes for fifth place after the two teams entered the day tied for fifth.

Thoughts from Head Coach Jill McCoy


"Carly finished strong and steady today. She was hitting her driver great all day. I look forward to watching her continue to improve and grow all spring. Morgan also had a good round today. She is starting to show her potential. Overall, I am happy with the improvement we made from the first round. I am hopeful we can continue to improve each tournament as a team also."

Up Next

Valpo will return to the course on Monday, March 29 at Greenbriar Hills CC in Kirkwood, Mo. to begin the two-day Diane Daugherty Classic hosted by Southern Illinois.