Cassidy Jurkaites shot a 54-hole career-low score of 229 (+13) after a 75 in the final round to pace Western Illinois women’s golf at the Redbird Invitational on Monday.
The Leathernecks finished in 16th place with a 945 team combined score. Freshman Katie Tanner collected a solid third-round tally of 79 for a 244 (+28) total in her collegiate debut.
Another newcomer, Natalie Hooper took home a 237 score (+21) after all three rounds.
Adriana Garcia Martin got off to a strong start on day one and concluded her starting five debut with an 83 in the final round to turn in a combined 241 (+25).
Nicole Hamilton-Cross (252) rounded out Western’s competitors. The Leathernecks sank nine birdies as a team.
Xavier pulled away to win the team title with a mark of 885, three strokes ahead of Bradley.
The Leathernecks return to action in the Cardinal Classic hosted by Ball state Sept. 16-17 at the Player’s Club in Yorktown, Ind.
In Evansville, Indiana, the Quincy University women’s golf team opened its season at the Southern Indiana Screaming Eagle Classic on Sunday and Monday (Sept. 8-9), finishing the tournament
in 12th place. The event was played at Cambridge Golf Course in Evansville, Indiana. As a team, the Hawks finished with a 690 (357, 333).
Emily Van Rie led the way for QU with a finishing card of 159 (81, 78). The senior from Kirksville, Missouri placed in a tie for 22nd.
Victoria Hays jumped seven spots up the leader board after shooting a second round 78 to finish tied for 37th. Hays posted a two round score of 164 (86, 78).
Alyson Goggin finished her rounds with a score of 183 (95, 88). Brooke Walbring and Hannah Maguire rounded out the scoring for the Hawks.
Walbring posted a tournament score of 184 (95, 89) and Maguire carded a final score of 194 (98, 96).
Lindenwood won the team event with a final score of 599 (299, 300).
The Hawks are back in action next weekend (Sept. 14-15) as they travel to Springfield, Illinois to compete in the Dan Salisbury Memorial tournament.