Cardinals Improve in Final Round at Hoosier Invite
FLORENCE, Ind. -- The Ball State women's golf team posted the fourth-best score Sunday out of 13 teams in the final round at the Hoosier Fall Invitational.
The Cardinals fired a team score of 309 in high winds Sunday on the par-72, 6,119-yard layout at Belterra Casino and Resort. They finished the tournament in 11th place with a 54-hole total of 940 (315-316-309), just two strokes out of eighth place in a tournament that featured six of the top 80 teams in the country.
"To play the way we played today in these challenging conditions says a lot about the caliber of players we have," Ball State coach Katherine Mowat said. "We had a couple big numbers in our last few holes, and without those our result today would have been even better."
Wisconsin finished as the team champion at 894 (296-296-302), coming from 12 shots back entering the day to top 36-hole leader Indiana after the Hoosiers had a player disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard. Lindsay Danielson, Wisconsin's top player, earned individual medalist honors at 3-under 213.
Junior Meghan Perry led Ball State with a final-round 74 to move into a tie for 20th place at 231 (78-79-74). Only four players in the field posted a better score than Perry on Sunday. Senior Zoe Camus, who led the Cardinals on day one, finished one shot behind Perry in a tie for 23rd at 232 (79-76-77).
Sophomore Jenna Hague ended the tournament in a tie for 38th with a 54-hole score of 236 (79-79-78), while Autumn Duke finished at 243 (81-82-80) and Sarah Westaway carded a 244 (79-82-83) to round out the Ball State lineup.
Freshman Karley Dobis competed as an individual at the tournament and finished at 246 (81-83-82).
Immediately after Sunday's round, Ball State traveled to Nashport, Ohio, where the Cardinals will play in another event over the next two days. The Cardinals are set to take part in the Mid-American Conference Preview hosted by Ohio at Longaberger Golf Club.
In addition to eight MAC teams -- Ball State, Akron, Bowling Green, Toledo, Northern Illinois, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan and Ohio -- the MAC Preview will also feature teams from Butler, Bucknell, Dayton, Youngstown State, Cleveland State and Chicago State.