Women's golf places second in season-finale Big Four Classic

Allison Goodwin

CARMEL, Ind. – The Hanover College women's golf team concluded its season with a second place finish at the Big Four Classic Tuesday afternoon.

The one-day tournament, played at the famous Crooked Stick Golf Club, saw the Panthers post a team score of 365. This is Hanover's third consecutive second place showing at the Big Four Classic, which sees the Blue and Red compete against Division III institutions Franklin and DePauw, as well as NCAA Division I Butler.

Junior Allison Goodwin (Lebanon, Ind.) led HC with a tie for sixth. Goodwin, who was among the top three in the field in par four scoring (+6), was the lone Division III athlete inside the top eight on the individual leaderboard. The junior used a team-high eight pars over 18 holes to secure a score of 85.

Tying for 13th were junior Maddie Cody (Brownsburg, Ind.) and freshman Kennedy Easton (Borden, Ind.). Cody was fourth in the field in par three scoring (+1) and had one of Hanover's two birdies on the day. Easton found most of her success on par three holes as well, finishing at plus-three. Cody and Easton carded rounds of 92.

Rounding out the Panther scoring were senior Sam Pease (Cincinnati, Ohio) and sophomore Dayna Dale (Andrews, Ind.). Pease started her final collegiate round with three consecutive pars before placing 17th with a score of 96. Dale had HC's second birdie, taking a three on the par-four second, her 11th hole of the day. The sophomore placed 18th.

Butler won the team championship with a score of 309. The Bulldogs also had the tournament medalist, Lauren Tibbets, who shot a 73. Hanover was the top Division III team in the field, followed by Franklin at 382. DePauw had four individuals compete, but they did not count a team score Tuesday.

The Panthers have now concluded their 2018-19 season. Hanover won one tournament this season, the Olivet Labor Day Classic, and posted top three finishes on two additional occasions, including the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships back in the fall.

Contact: Tyler Jester