SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. -- The Ball State women’s golf team closed with its best round of the tournament Tuesday to finish Louisville’s Cardinal Cup in 11th place.
Jenna Hague climbed two spots into a tie for sixth on the final individual leaderboard after an even-par 72 in the last round at The Cardinal Club. Hague was steady all week, closing with a 54-hole score of 2-over par 218 (73-73-72).
That total is the third lowest in Ball State history and comes on the heels of last week’s Redbird Invitational where Hague tied the school record with a 215. Through two tournaments, her season stroke average stands at 72.17.
Louisville finished its home event as the only team in red figures, winning the tournament at 5-under par 859 for the three rounds. Kansas was second at 17-over. Louisville’s Laura Restrepo was the individual champion at 4-under.
Ball State finished with a team total of 934 after closing with a final-round 307 to remain in 11th place. Seven of the 13 teams competing this week finished in the top 115 of the national rankings last year.
Seniors Meghan Perry and Sarah Westaway each posted their best rounds of the tournament Tuesday. Perry carded a 76 to move into a tie for 44th individually with a three-round total of 235. Westaway closed with a 77 to finish at 241.
The Cardinals also counted an 82 from Mary Welch in Tuesday’s round. Welch posted a score of 243 for the tournament, while teammate Karley Dobis closed with an 85 to finish with a total of 250. Brenna Obergfell, competing as an individual, finished with a 54-hole score of 255 after closing with an 89.
Ball State returns to action next week with the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Red Sky Golf Club in Wolcott, Colo. The 54-hole event runs Monday through Wednesday.