Hanover women to host Hanover Invitational this weekend

Hannah George with follow through

HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover women's golf team will look to continue its recent success in its annual home event as the Panthers host the Hanover Invitational Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10.

As in past years, the two-day event will be played on a different course each day. Saturday's first round will be played at Sunrise Golf Course in Madison, Ind., while round two will be played at Shadowood Golf Course in Seymour, Ind.

Hanover finished third out of six schools at its season-opening tournament last week at the Labor Day Tee-Off hosted by Olivet College in Marshall, Mich. The Panthers shot a two-day score of 673 (339-334) to place eight strokes behind Rose-Hulman for second.

Sophomore Maddie Cody (Brownsburg, Ind.) earned her first career medalist honor in the tournament and was then named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week. She tied her career low with a 79 on the first day and then bettered that score by four strokes for a 75 on day two for a 154, which was four strokes better than the second place finisher.

Junior Sam Pease (Cincinnati, Ohio) and sophomore Allison Goodwin (Lebanon, Ind.) also finished in the top 10 as they both tied for seventh overall with a two-day score of 167. Pease shot 86-81 and Goodwin 83-84 in their first tournament of the fall.

Over the last three years, Hanover has won its home competition twice and finished second once. Last year the Panthers placed second out of five schools with a team score of 333. Although scheduled for two rounds, weather forced the first round at Sunrise to be cut to just nine holes. Because of NCAA rules and regulations, that round did not count toward the season statistics, and only the second round at Shadowood was counted as official.

Cody actually led after 27 holes, but because the first day did not count, she finished tied for ninth overall with a round of 84. Senior Scarlett Hartlage (Evansville, Ind.) led the home team with an 81 to place fourth overall, and Goodwin tied for sixth with an 83.

Contact: Mike Pritchard