Dale, Julow post top-20 rounds on Day One of HCAC Championship

Dayna Dale

LIBERTY, Ind. – The Hanover women's golf team sits in fifth place after the first round of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship.

The Panthers recorded a team score of 357 in the field of nine teams and sits just six strokes out of a top three ranking.

Leading Hanover Saturday afternoon was sophomore Dayna Dale (Andrews, Ind.). Dale is currently tied for 13th overall after an opening round 86 (+16). The sophomore had HC's only two birdies of the day and is leading the team and among the tournament leaders in par three scoring at even par.

Also among the top 20 in the individual standings is freshman Hannah Julow (Evansville, Ind.), who is making just the second collegiate appearance of her career. Julow tied for the team-best par four scoring average with senior Sam Pease (Cincinnati, Ohio) at 5.10, en route to an 18-hole score of 89.

Pease and junior Maddie Cody (Brownsburg, Ind.) are tied for 23rd place after identical rounds of 91. Rounding out the Panther lineup was freshman Kennedy Easton (Borden, Ind.), who recorded an opening round 93.

Transylvania, the defending champions, shot a 313 Saturday to sit comfortably in first place. Rose-Hulman is in second after a 325 and Mount St. Joseph (357) and Earlham (354) round out the top four teams in the standings. The Pioneers' Meredith Moir has the individual lead after a three-over 73 Saturday.

The Panthers will conclude tournament play Sunday, Oct. 14, with their respective team times beginning at 9:54 a.m. at Liberty Country Club.

Contact: Tyler Jester