Eichenauer Leads Beacons at SHU Spring Invite
Monday, March 13, 2023
Eichenauer Leads Beacons at SHU Spring Invite

The Valparaiso University women’s golf team competed in the first 18 holes of the two-day Sacred Heart University Spring Invitational, which began on Monday at the par-72, 5955-yard LPGA International Hills Course in Daytona Beach, Fla. The Beacons were led by Kelsey Eichenauer (North Manchester, Ind. / Manchester) in the first round of action.

How It Happened

  • Eichenauer turned in an 83 to lead all Valpo golfers, tied for 43rd in a 76-player field.
  • The team’s next-best score came courtesy of Emily Krzyzanowski (Scottsbluff, Neb. / Gering), who shot an 85 out of the No. 4 spot in the lineup to check in at t-48.
  • The third Beacon in the top 50 was Taylor Skibinski (Michigan City, Ind. / Michigan City), who carded an 86 to finish Day 1 at t-50.
  • Valpo’s team score of 341 ranked 11th in the 11-team field, six strokes in back of 10th-place Hartford.
  • Host Sacred Heart leads with a 297, while five individuals are tied atop the player leaderboard after each of them posted a 73.
  • Valpo’s best showing has been on par-3 holes, where the squad ranks fourth in the field with a 3.30 average.
  • Four birdies have been drained by the Brown & Gold, led by Roslyn Leitner (Dundee, Ind. / Harry Jacobs) with two.

Up Next

The event will continue on Tuesday, March 14. A link to live scoring will be available on ValpoAthletics.com.