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HU golf turns in program-best 2nd place finish at IU Kokomo Invitational

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KOKOMO, Ind. - The HU women’s golf team posted the program’s highest finish over the weekend by claiming second place out of six teams at the IU Kokomo Invitational. Playing at Wildcat Creek Golf Club, the Foresters turned in a 708 (355, 353) to edge in front of Spalding University by one stroke for the No. 2 spot.

“I am very happy with the team today,” said Coach Sholund. “They showed a lot of grit on the course and were able to work themselves into second place by one stroke. 

“We have been talking about the importance of each shot and being ready to compete for the entire round and this is a result of that focus. Good things happen when your second round is lower - they accomplished that today and were rewarded.”

Two Foresters finished in the top ten individually with Abby Poole leading the way with a 23-over-par 167 (82, 85) to finish third out of 35 golfers while Betsy Schroeder carded a 171 (89, 82) for sixth place.

Leah Thompson carded a 180 (88, 92) for a share of 13th place. Sophie Frazier claimed 21st with a 190 (96, 94). Alexandria Maris (97, 94) and Rachel Blauert (96, 95) finished one stroke back at 191while Sara Scott posted a 219 (107, 112).

“Today was a building block for us and I am very proud of the work the girls are putting in,” said Sholund.

IU Kokomo won their own event with a 667 followed by HU (708), Spalding (709), Oakland City (726), Ancilla (729) and IU South Bend (818).

The Foresters have one more match this fall, the Whistling Straights Intercollegiate on October 23-24.  

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 274 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.