Two golfers earn all-conference accolades at HCAC Championship

Maddie Cody swings fairway wood

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky.  – Behind a pair of all-conference performances, the Hanover women's golf team finished third at the HCAC Championship this past Saturday and Sunday at Keene Run Golf Club.

Sophomores Maddie Cody (Brownsburg, Ind.) and Allison Goodwin (Lebanon, Ind.) registered top eight finishes at the league championship, as both earned their second all-HCAC honor in as many years.

Cody, who was tied for third after an opening round 77 Saturday, shot an 81 on Sunday to place sixth overall. The sophomore's tournament total of 158 was 12 strokes better than her first performance at Keene Run Golf Club earlier this fall. Cody logged her two tournament birdies on back-to-back holes Sunday.

Goodwin was the lone Panther to improve upon her overall placement Sunday, moving up one spot to seventh place. She posted a team low, 79, in the second round, finishing with a tournament score of 159, which also tied a personal season low. The sophomore led the team in par three and par five scoring, finishing each category at one-over par.

Hanover was one of three teams to break the previous 36-hole HCAC Tournament scoring record this weekend, 662, which was set by the Panthers in 2013. Transylvania, who had two individuals tie for the tournament low score, earned the team victory with a two-day total of 624 (310-314). Rose-Hulman's 642 (316-326) and Hanover's 655 (320-335) were also below the previous tournament record.

The Blue and Red's opening round 320 also set a new team low this season. Within 10 strokes of the top spot after Saturday, Hanover was forced to use two rounds in the 80's and one in the 90's Sunday, resulting in a team total of 335.

Junior Sam Pease (Cincinnati, Ohio) set a new season best round Saturday, with an 80, before finishing with 165 strokes and an 11th place finish. Pease was one of four Panthers to record multiple birdies this weekend.

Logging her third top 20 finish of the fall was senior Scarlett Hartlage (Floyds Knobs. Ind.) Hartlage finished 16th with a score of 173 (83-90). Classmate Ellen Wuerch (Fortville, Ind.) rounded out the scoring for HC, posting a total of 179 (88-91), as she was 21st in the field of 40 golfers.

With the conclusion of the HCAC Championship, the Panthers have now finished all of their scheduled events for this fall.

Contact: Tyler Jester

jestert@hanover.edu