Eichenauer Ties Career Low on Final Day in Florida
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Eichenauer Ties Career Low on Final Day in Florida
Kelsey Eichanauer tied a career best on Tuesday.

The Valparaiso University women’s golf team closed out the first tournament of the spring season on Tuesday by golfing the third and final round of the Lady Bison Bay Point Classic, hosted by Lipscomb at the par-72, 5971-yard Bay Point Golf Club in Panama City, Fla. The Beacons were led by Kelsey Eichenauer (North Manchester, Ind. / Manchester), who tied a career best.

How It Happened

  • Eichenauer carded a 78 to lead the team and tie her career low, which was previously reached this fall in the second round of the Loyola Parkinson Invitational on Oct. 10. She climbed into 57th of 85 by finishing the event with a 54-hole score of 250.
  • The second-best Round-3 score for the Beacons came courtesy of Madison Keil (LaGrange, Ind. / Lakeland), who carded an 83 to finish the event at 253.
  • The team’s next best score on Tuesday was Katie Schreiner (Fenton, Mo. / Summit) at 86, while the third-best Beacon for the tournament was Emily Krzyzanowski (Scottsbluff, Neb. / Gering) at 265.
  • Valpo’s best golf came on par-3 holes, averaging 3.50 strokes on those holes, led by Eicheneaur’s par-3 average of 3.17, fifth best in the tournament field.
  • The team drained 14 birdies led by five from Eichenauer.
  • Valpo posted its best 18-hole score of the three-round event with a 334 on Tuesday. The team outdid both Bethune-Cookman and UAB in Tuesday’s round.
  • Lipscomb won the team title at 909, while Charleston Southern’s Laerke Jensen was the individual medalist at 222.

Thoughts from Head Coach Jill McCoy 

"I’m very proud of Kelsey today. She just kept grinding and fighting for every stroke. She has made amazing progress in her four years at Valpo. I’m excited to watch her continue to push herself even farther this spring." 

Up Next

Valpo will return to the course on Monday, Feb. 20 to begin the Islander Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas. A link to live scoring will be available on ValpoAthletics.com.