HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover women's golf team travels to Bluffton Ohio to play in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship this Saturday and Sunday, Oct.12th and 13th. The team is no stranger to the task ahead as they return a core of players who competed in the 2018 Tournament. Senior's Abbey Woodard (Crawfordsville, Ind.) and Allison Goodwin (Lebanon, Ind.), as well as junior Dayna Dale (Andrews, Ind.) and sophomores Hannah Julow (Evansville, Ind.) and Kennedy Easton (Borden, Ind.).
LINEUP: Hanover will be leaning on the shoulders of their two very experienced seniors coming into this weekend, Goodwin and Woodard. Goodwin has been a consistent part of the Panthers team entering the weekend averaging 84.2 strokes per round. She will look to end the fall season on a high note just as she entered the season where she tied for 1st place at the Stateline Shootout.
Woodard is coming off a solid performance at the RHIT/Franklin Invitational on Oct.5-6th, where she finished 12th overall. Abigail has been averaging 87.5 strokes per round in the last two tournaments that she has competed in. Abigail will look to continue that success into this upcoming weekend.
Hanover will also need to rely on another one of their upperclassmen, Junior Dayna Dale. Dale has been playing very well in the past couple weeks. She has finished in the top 10 in the last two tournaments averaging a score of 83.75 per round. Rounding out the field for Hanover are Julow and Easton both with strong seasons to date.
THE FIELD: All 10 conference institutions will be in attendance this week.
THE COURSE: Bluffton Golf Club is home to a beautiful family owned Par 72 golf course located in Bluffton. Ohio. The 10 teams taking part in this year's Conference Championship are no strangers to this course. On September 21st and 22nd all 10 teams played here in the HCAC Preview. During the preview event the Panthers Individual scoring average was an 87. The Panthers are set to open play on Saturday at 10:39 a.m.
TOURNAMENT HISTORY: The 2018 Tournament saw Transylvania win the team title with 640-strokes, while Rose-Hulman took second with 651 strokes and the Hanover Panthers finished third with 697 strokes.
UP NEXT: With the conclusion of this weekend Hanover will have finished its fall season. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for an update on the spring schedule.