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HU golf opens spring with 4th place finish at Purgatory Intercollegiate

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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – The Huntington women’s golf team opened up the spring portion of their schedule this weekend at Taylor University’s Purgatory Intercollegiate. The Foresters shot a 377 on Friday and followed with a 378 on Saturday to shoot 682 good for fourth out the five-team field.

Betsy Schroeder fired a 177 (92, 85) to claim a team-best 16th place out of 33 golfers. Rachel Blauert turned in a 188 (91, 97) for 22nd place. Leah Thompson (95, 99) and Sophie Frazier (99, 99) shot within four strokes of each other to finish with a 194 (24th place) and 198 (26th place) respectively.

Other scores for HU included Alayna Steely (125-97—222), Sara Scott (109, 115—224) and Reily Vore (115-115—230).

“This was a good experience for us to build on,” said Coach Pete Schownir. “With inconsistent weather here and on spring break, it was hard to work on our games this early in the season. Plus, Purgatory is one of the state’s hardest courses and with winds gusting to 35 mph Friday, it wore the girls down. But they persevered and kept trying.”

Olivet Nazarene took home the title with a 675 followed by Taylor (678), Wheaton (682), HU (755) and IU Kokomo (760).

Next up for the Foresters is the Marian University Spring Invitational April 3-4.

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.