Sophomore Madison Keil (LaGrange, Ind. / Lakeland) had the top day of any Valparaiso University women’s golfer on Monday at the season-opening Redbird Fall Invitational, hosted at the par-72, 6022-yard Weibring Golf Club in Normal, Ill. Keil cracked the program record book with her performance at this week’s event.
How It Happened
- Keil had her best round of the tournament and the best round by any Beacon this week with a 73 (+1) in Round 3. That helped her finish the event at t-31 with a 54-hole score of 232.
- Freshman Emily Krzyzanowski (Scottsbluff, Neb. / Gering) had the team’s second-best Round-3 score at 81 and finished third on the squad in the tournament at 248.
- Sophomore Anna Fay (Ada, Mich. / Forest Hills) closed the event with an 84 on Monday to finish second on the team in terms of 54-hole score at 239.
- As a team, Valpo achieved its best 18-hole score of the event on Monday, posting a 323. The Beacons had a better 18-hole score than Missouri Valley Conference foe UNI and played even with Indiana State on the tournament’s final day. Overall in the event, Valpo finished 14th at 978, outdoing 15th-place Southern Indiana by 20 strokes.
Inside the Round
- Keil’s 18-hole score of 73 on Monday tied her career best that was established on Oct. 19, 2021 at the Dayton Fall Invitational. The +1 represented a new outright personal best in terms of 18-hole score in relation to par.
- In addition, Keil cracked the program record book for 18-hole round score, both in terms of overall score and in relation to par. Her performance on Monday is tied for seventh in program history in 18-hole round overall score and tied for sixth in relation to par.
- Keil finished the tournament with a 54-hole score of +16, tied for the ninth-best 54-hole tournament score in relation to par in program history.
- The Beacons produced 10 birdies in the event, led by Fay and Keil with three apiece.
Valpo will swing back into action on Monday, Sept. 19 as they play the first day of the Cardinal Classic, hosted by Ball State at The Players Club in Yorktown, Ind.