Busy Summer Tournament Week for Women’s Golfers
MUNCIE, Ind. -- With the summer tournament schedule in full swing, it is an action-packed week for the Ball State women's golf program.
From Pennsylvania to Toronto to Franklin, Ind., nine current or former Ball State players are involved in tournament play.
Six of those nine are in the field for the Indiana PGA Women's Open, which begins Wednesday at Hillview Country Club in Franklin. Rising juniors Karley Dobis and Brenna Obergfell are competing along with incoming freshmen Kayla Adamson, Morgan Nadaline and Mary Ellen Romero.
Brittany Kelly, a 2011 graduate and NCAA Regional participant, is also playing in the Open. Kelly won the event in 2006 and owns four top-3 finishes.
Jenna Hague, who competed in this spring's NCAA Regionals, is playing once again at the Women's Western Amateur Championship in Lancaster, Pa. The rising senior finished runner-up at last year's event. She missed out on the championship flight of match play this year after the stroke-play qualifying rounds, but she earned a spot in the first consolation flight, which begins Wednesday.
The Western Am is being played at Lancaster Country Club, site of next year's U.S. Women's Open. Hague also played earlier this summer in the second annual Women's Porter Cup after competing in the inaugural women’s event a year ago.
Up in Toronto, rising sophomore Kelsey Sear and rising junior Meghan McDougall are playing in this week's Toronto Star Women's Amateur.
Sear carded rounds of 74 and 79 to tie for eighth place in the stroke-play portion of the event, earning her one of 16 spots in the championship flight of match play. McDougall will play in the first consolation flight for match play. The match-play portion starts Wednesday.