SPRINGFIELD, Ohio –Sophomore Allison Goodwin (Lebanon, Ind.) led the way for the Hanover women's golf team at the Wittenberg Pat Clouse Invitational Saturday and Sunday, posting a top 20 individual finish.
Goodwin fired off round of 83 and 82, as she was the lone Panther to record a sub-90 total in both rounds at Springfield Country Club. The sophomore also led the squad with two birdies, as she finished with 165 strokes, tying for 20th.
A pair of Panthers tied for the Hanover tournament low Sunday, as junior Sam Pease (Cincinnati, Ohio) and senior Scarlett Hartlage (Floyds Knobs, Ind.) each registered a round of 81. Behind nine pars on Day Two, Pease led the team with 15, while her tournament score of 171 (90-81) was good enough to tie for 27th place. Hartlage added eight pars and one birdie Sunday, as she tied for 31st in the field of 81 golfers, posting a two-day total of 172 (91-81).
Rounding out the team scoring was sophomore Maddie Cody (Brownsburg, Ind.) and senior Ellen Wuerch (Fortville, Ind.). Cody finished with a total of 175 (90-85) and Wuerch at 176 (90-86), as the tandem tied for 42nd and 45th respectively.
Competing as an individual, freshman Dayna Dale (Andrews, Ind.) finished with a score of 181 (88-93), placing 60th overall.
In a strong field of competition, which featured two NCAA Division II institutions and a total of three NCAA Division III schools that qualified for last year's national tournament, Hanover finished sixth in the 12-team standings.
The Blue and Red bounced back from an opening round 353 with its fourth best team score this fall on Sunday, 329. The host, Wittenberg (Ohio), earned the team victory by four strokes over Washington (Mo.), posting a total of 617 (314-303). The Tigers' Jane Hopkinson-Wood finished at even par through the two-round event, to earn medalist honors.
Hanover will now look for its fifth straight HCAC Championship, as they travel to Keene Run Golf Course next weekend, Oct. 14-15, for the league's annual tournament. The winner of the HCAC Championship event will earn the league's automatic bid in the NCAA Division III National Championship in the spring of 2018.
Contact: Tyler Jester