Goodwin named medalist as women's golf wins Hanover Invitational

Team posing with awards

SEYMOUR, Ind. – For the second consecutive week, the Hanover women's golf team earned the individual medalist honors, as this time, the team also added a first place finish in the home invitational.

Sophomore Allison Goodwin (Lebanon, Ind.) led throughout, as her career best, 36-hole total, of 159 (79-81) was good enough to take the top individual spot by one stroke. Goodwin's victory marks the second weekend in a row that a Panther has taken the top spot after classmate Maddie Cody (Brownsburg, Ind.) won the Olivet (Mich.) Labor Day Classic just seven days ago.

Goodwin ranked in the top five in both par four and five scoring averages this weekend, as her 4.17 par four scoring average was the best in the field of 68 golfers. The sophomore also led the tournament with five birdies, as she logged three Saturday and two Sunday.

Senior Scarlett Hartlage (Floyds Knobs, Ind.) tied for fourth overall after rounds of 79 and 84 (163). Hartlage led the team and was third in par three scoring, finishing at three-over. The senior also logged one birdie each round.

Hanover's third top 10 individual finish went to junior Sam Pease (Cincinnati, Ohio). Pease posted back-to-back rounds of 83, totaling 166 strokes over 36 holes. The junior recorded 10 of her team high 17 pars during the first round, and was tied for second on the team in par five scoring average, 5.44.

A trio of Panthers tied for second on the team in par three scoring, including Cody, freshman Dayna Dale (Andrews, Ind.) and senior Cassie Hendrickson (Greenwood, Ind.). Cody fired off a first round 82 for a top 10 placement, but a second round 87 pushed her back into a tie for 12th overall, as she totaled of 169 strokes.

Dale and Hendrickson tied for 17th overall with a tournament score of 172. Dale logged her lone tournament birdie Sunday, as she recorded rounds of 83 and 89. Hendrickson, competing as an individual, tallied rounds of 84 and 88, while adding 15 pars in two days.

Sophomore Skylar McMahon (West Harrison, Ind.) and freshman Raigan Porath (Fremont, Ind.) each logged top 30 finishes as individuals. McMahon finished with a 184 (87-97), while Porath ended with a 185 (91-94).

Hanover posted the lowest team round Saturday at 322. After tallying the second lowest total on Day Two, 335, the team's tournament score of 657 was good enough to hold off Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opponent, Rose-Hulman, by six strokes. The Blue and Red have now won the home event in three of the last four years.

The Panthers, who know have top three team finishes in each of the first two weekends of the new season, will look to continue their strong play next weekend, Sept. 16 and 17, at the Illinois Wesleyan Fall Classic.

Contact: Tyler Jester