The Valparaiso University women’s golf team competed in its final event prior to the Missouri Valley Conference Championship on Saturday at the par-72, 6034-yard Weibring Golf Club in Normal, Ill. The Beacons were led by Madison Keil (LaGrange, Ind. / Lakeland) as the entirety of the 36-hole event was played on Saturday after weather conditions caused the cancellation of Friday’s round and shortened the tournament from 54 holes to 36.
How It Happened
- Keil carded a 77 in the opening round before following with a 79 in Round 2 to finish the event at 156, tied for 23rd on the player leaderboard.
- Both Cailey Rooker (St. Joseph, Mich. / St. Joseph) and Anna Fay (Ada, Mich. / Forset Hills) finished at 160, part of a tie for 37th. Rooker shaved four strokes off her Round-1 score with a 78 in Round 2, while Fay enjoyed her better performance in Round 1 with a 79.
- Kelsey Eichenauer (North Manchester, Ind. / Manchester) boasted a massive improvement from Round 1 to Round 2, trimming eight strokes off her opening-round score to finish the final 18 holes with a career-low 79.
- As a team, Valpo (322-316, 638) finished eighth of nine, just two strokes behind seventh-place Loyola. The Beacons finished well ahead of ninth-place Eastern Illinois.
The Missouri Valley Conference Championship is upon us as Valpo will compete at Greenbriar Hills CC in Kirkwood, Mo. beginning on Sunday, April 17.