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Foresters finish fourth at SAU Classic

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BATH, Mich. – The HU women’s golf team took fourth at the Spring Arbor University Fall Classic on Monday. Playing at Eagle Eye Golf Club, Coach Schownir’s squad posted a 727 (266, 261) at the 36-hole one-day event.  

Abby Poole finished in a tie for 10th out of 48 golfers by firing a 169 (86, 83) to pace the Foresters.

Betsy Schroeder registered a 181 (91, 90) to share a piece of 19th place. Leah Thompson and Rachel Blauert played within three strokes of each other to finish 27th and 33rd respectively. Thompson turned in a 187 (99, 88) while Blauert carded a 190 (90, 100). Rounding out the scoring was Alayna Steely with a 214 (112, 102) for 43rd place.

“The SAU Fall Classic was a preview tournament for the Crossroads League Tournament next May,” said Schownir. “We looked at these two rounds as getting familiar with the course and I thought we did a good job of that.

“Eagle Eye was a difficult course with tall rough and tricky routing on some holes. The fact that our second round was better than the first over a 10 ½ hour day showed our ability to adapt.”

Grace topped the field with a 657 followed by Indiana Wesleyan (676), Taylor (702), HU (727), IU Kokomo (731), Mount Vernon (737), Spring Arbor (738) and Siena Heights (788).

Huntington takes to the links again over the weekend to compete in the Saint Francis Fall Invitational.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 254 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.