Women’s Golf Wraps Up Play at MVC Championship
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Women’s Golf Wraps Up Play at MVC Championship
Payton Hodson finished as the team leader in season scoring average.

The Valparaiso University women’s golf team concluded its 2020-2021 season on Tuesday afternoon at the MVC Championships, hosted at the par-71, 5987-yard Bogey Hills Country Club in St. Charles, Mo. Junior Morgan Kier (Brownsburg, Ind. / Brownsburg) and freshman Carly Schiene (Mokena, Ill. / Lincoln-Way Central) shared the team lead in Tuesday’s round, while junior Payton Hodson (Middleton, Wis. / Middleton) concluded the season with the team’s best scoring average.

How It Happened

  • Kier and Schiene both carded an 86 to share the team lead in Tuesday’s final round.
  • Kier finished the 54-hole event with a team-best 252 (82-84-86), tied for 34th in the field.
  • Sophomore Kelsey Eichenauer (North Manchester, Ind. / Manchester) was one stroke off the team lead in Tuesday’s round with an 87.
  • Hodson finalized her season scoring average at 82.24, the best on the team.
  • Evansville won the event with a 942, while Sophia Rohleder of the Purple Aces achieved individual medalist at 229.

Inside the Round

  • After starting the season with a career scoring average of 82.52 that already ranked eighth in program history, Hodson bettered that mark to 82.41 this year, still eighth all-time.
  • Kier had the fifth-best par-3 scoring average in the tournament at 3.27.
  • Hodson and Kier had two birdies apiece during the event, while Kier had a team-high 21 pars.