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HU golf breaks several program records

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Huntington women’s golf team shot an 18-hole program-best 329 on day one of the University of Saint Francie Fall Invitational before carding a 336 on Saturday to finish eighth out of ten teams at the two-day tournament. Their total of 665 is a new program record for 36 holes.

Betsey Schroeder also found her way into the HU record books as an individual for 18 and 36 holes. On Friday, the rookie fired a program-best 76 and followed up that performance with an 81 to turn in a 13-over-par 157 which landed her 11th overall out of 72 golfers and the best two-round score in school history.

Abby Poole posted a 161 (82, 79) to finish 23rd. Leah Thompson shot a 168 (87, 81) good for a share of 39th. Alayna Steely (96, 95) and Sophie Frazier (98, 95) shot within two strokes of each other to finish with a 191 and 193 respectively.  

Other scores for HU included Sarah Scott (102, 113) and Reily Vore (111, 117). Rachel Blauert fired an 84 on Friday to contribute to HU’s 329 before injury forced her to withdraw after 12 holes on Saturday.

“It was another record setting weekend for HU! The 329 on Friday broke our previous team record by 18 shots and the two-day, 36-hole record by 30,” noted Coach Pete Schownir. “Everyone had a hand in contributing and I am so pleased at the progress this program is making.”

Northwestern Ohio took the women’s title with a 604 followed by Saint Francis (617), Indiana Wesleyan (624), Bethel (626), Cleary (634), Olivet Nazarene (647), Taylor (648), HU (665), Mount Vernon (687) and Ancilla (750).

The Foresters wrap up the fall portion of their schedule October 7-8 when they compete in the Taylor University Swan Lake 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.