Pease rolls in seven birdies during Illinois Wesleyan Classic

Sam Pease putts the ball

NORMAL, Ill. – The Hanover women's golf team continued its fall season this past weekend, competing in the 17-team Illinois Wesleyan Fall Classic.

Behind six birdies, junior Sam Pease (Cincinnati, Ohio) tied the lowest individual round for HC this fall, firing off a 75. The junior totaled seven of the team's nine birdies over the 36-hole event. Pease finished in a tie for 36th overall after an opening round 88 led to a 163 tournament score.

Leading the team in scoring for the second time this season was sophomore Maddie Cody (Brownsburg, Ind.). Cody logged a score of 161 (81-80), tying for 31st overall. She finished the par fives at one-over to lead the Panthers and finish among the top 15 in the field of 100 golfers.

Cody and sophomore Allison Goodwin (Lebanon, Ind.) tied for the team's best par four scoring average at 4.50. Goodwin fired off rounds of 82 and 80, totaling 162 strokes, which was good enough for a tie for 36th place.

Competing as an individual, freshman Dayna Dale (Andrews, Ind.) posted a career low round of 79 Sunday, as she finished in a tie for 41st overall. Dale tied for the fifth best par three scoring average at 3.00.

As a team, Hanover enjoyed its lowest 18-hole score of the 2017 fall campaign Sunday, posting a round of 319. The strong Sunday score also led to the team's lowest 36-hole tournament total of the season, 652. The Panthers placed 10th in the team standings at the Illinois Wesleyan hosted event.

Washington (Mo.) took the team championship with a score of 610, as they had three individuals inside the top 10 overall. Grinnell's (Iowa) Vidushi Sinha earned medalist honors as she fired off a three-under, 141 over the two-day tournament.

Hanover will continue its preparation for its fifth striaght Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship later this fall, with the conference's preview tournament next weekend. The Panthers will compete in the two-day tournament Sept. 23 and 24, in Nicholasville, Ky., at Keene Run Golf Course.

Contact: Tyler Jester