Women’s golf team places last in invite

Bob Reynolds, Sports Editor

The Eastern women’s golf team finished in last place in the Dayton Fall Invitational at the Par-70, NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio over the past few days.

Eastern shot 685 as a team. The team’s best overall day was Tuesday, when the Panthers shot a 336 as a team.

Sophomore Anne Bahr led the Panthers with an overall score 27 over par, totaling 167 for both rounds. Her best round came Tuesday, when she shot an 8-over, 80. Bahr finished the tournament tied for 57th place.

Eastern junior Alex Pickens finished the tournament 30 over par, 170, after she shot two rounds in the 80s. Pickens shot an 18-over, 88, in round one and a 12-over, 82, in the second round.

Junior Chloe Wong finished in 72nd place for the tournament with a 32-over, 172, for the Panthers. Wong shot an 85 and 87 for the two rounds.

Rounding out Eastern was junior Maddy Burget, who shot a 183, and sophomore Hannah Magda, who shot a 184.

Indianapolis University ended up tying with Grand Valley State for the team title as both schools shot 50-over-par for the two rounds of the tournament.

Indianapolis shot a 610 total and was led by sophomore Annika Haynes, who shot 7-over for the tournament.

Haynes shot a 5-over, 75, Monday and a 2-over, 72, Tuesday. Haynes also tied for second place as an individual.

Indianapolis also had two other women in the top ten: sophomore Paxton DeHaven and senior Brooke Beegle. DeHaven finished in eighth place with a 13-over, 153, for the tournament. Beegle finished tied for ninth place with a 14-over, 154.

Grand Valley State was led by senior Gabrielle Shipley, who tied with Haynes for second place as she shot a 7-over, 147, for the tournament.

Sophomore Samantha Moss and junior Alex Taylor were the other two Grand Valley State members who finished in the top ten.

Moss finished in seventh place with a score of 14-over, 151, and Taylor tied for ninth place with Beegle, finishing 14-over-par.

Oakland University finished 60 strokes over par as a team and came in third place. The University of Findlay finished in fourth, and Indiana-Purdue University of Indianapolis finished in fifth.

Sophomore Kasey Petty from Findlay won the individual title with a score of 6-over, 146, for the tournament. She shot 1-over, 71, Monday and a 5-over, 75, Tuesday to walk away as the top golfer in the tournament.

The Eastern women’s golf team will be back in action in five days as the Panthers travel to Evansville for the Evansville Fall Intercollegiate at Quail Crossing Golf Course in Boonville, Ind.


Bob Reynolds can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]