Pease posts top-10 finish at Pat Clouse Invite

Sam Pease
Photo courtesy of Cheri Goodwin

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Senior Sam Pease (Cincinnati, Ohio) paced the Hanover women's golf team at the Wittenberg (Ohio) Pat Clouse Invitational this past Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7.

Pease earned her first top 10 of the season after posting a 36-hole score of 160 (82-78). The senior's round Sunday, 78, was her third sub-80 score of the fall. Pease's second round is also tied for the third lowest, relative to par, for HC this season.

Junior Maddie Cody (Brownsburg, Ind.) placed 12th overall in the field of 39 golfers. Cody also improved from Day One to Day Two, finishing with a tournament score of 165 (85-80).

Continuing the trend of second-round improvement was sophomore Dayna Dale (Andrews, Ind.), who went 91-84 en route to a tournament total of 175 and a tie for 20th finish. Dale, who was originally slated to compete as an individual, joined the team lineup prior to Saturday's round after junior Allison Goodwin (Lebanon, Ind.) withdrew.

Also competing this weekend were sophomore Emma Kate McMurtry (Terre Haute, Ind.) and freshman Kennedy Easton (Borden, Ind.). Easton shot a 186 (91-95), while McMurtry followed at 191 (97-94), placing the two tied for 31st and 33rd respectively.

The host Tigers, who are ranked No. 22 in the national coaches poll, took first place with a team score of 627 (311-316). Wittenberg also had the top individual golfer, Madison Wolters, who shot a five-over, 149 (73-76). The Blue and Red placed fifth at the event with a score of 685 (349-336).

Hanover will now turn its attention to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship, which will take place next Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14. The conference event will be held in Liberty, Ind., at Liberty Country Club, which is where the Panthers placed fourth in a crowded HCAC field last weekend, Sept. 29 and 30.

Contact: Tyler Jester