Women’s Golf Opens MVC Championship
Sunday, April 17, 2022
Women’s Golf Opens MVC Championship
Cailey Rooker boasted Valpo's best score in Sunday's round.

The three-day Missouri Valley Conference Championship got underway for the Valparaiso University women’s golf team on Sunday at the par-71, 5830-yard Greenbriar Hills Country Club in Kirkwood, Mo. The Beacons were led in the opening round by Cailey Rooker (St. Joseph, Mich. / St. Joseph).

How It Happened

  • Rooker enters Round 2 at t-33 after posting an 80 (+9) in the opening round of the event.
  • Rooker was followed closely by Payton Hodson (Middleton, Wis. / Middleton), who stroked an 82 (+11). Hodson is part of a tie for 37th.
  • Freshman Anna Fay (Ada, Mich. / Forest Hills) had the third-best day of any Beacon, stroking an 83 (+12).
  • As a team, Valpo is 10th in the tournament at 341 (+57).
  • Indiana State is atop the team leaderboard at 304 (+20), while UNI’s Hannah Bermel and Evansville’s Mallory Russell are tied atop the player leaderboard at 73 (+2).

Up Next

The Missouri Valley Conference Championship will continue with the second of three rounds on Monday, April 18 at Greenbriar Hills Country Club in Kirkwood, Mo. Tee times have been pushed back one hour to 9 a.m. CT. A link to live scoring via GolfStat is available on ValpoAthletics.com.