SEYMOUR, IN – Hanover College’s women’s golf team held off Rose-Hulman by 37 strokes Sunday afternoon to claim the school’s second HCAC women’s golf title and the conference’s automatic qualifier to the NCAA championships to be held in May. The Panthers totaled a 662 on the team leader board, finishing ahead of second place Rose-Hulman, who finished with a 699 at Shadowood Golf Course in Seymour, Indiana.
Hanover’s Brooke McKay (Carmel, Ind./H.S.) earned medalist honors for the second straight year, earning HCAC Most Valuable Player accolades. McKay carded a two-round total of 157, firing rounds of 78 and 79.
Hanover College placed four members on the All-HCAC team. Brittany Gingerich (Millersville, Ind./Fairfield) finished fourth (167), Erika Shepherd (Jeffersonville, Ind./H.S.) placed seventh (170), and Devan Smith (Depauw, Ind./North Harrison) finished in a tie for eighth (171).
Second place Rose-Hulman placed two members on the All-HCAC team. Freshman Peem Chanrotchanaphan (Chiang Mai, Thailand/Grace International) earned HCAC Freshman of the Year honors, carding rounds of 83 and 81 to finish third overall. Sophomore Hayley Vonder Haar (Highland, Ill./H.S.) placed eighth overall will a two-round total of 171.
Joining McKay, Chanrotchanaphan, Gingerich, Shepherd, Smith, and Vonder Haar on the All-HCAC team by virtue of finishing in the top eight of the individual standings was Anderson’s Lauren Flores (Gas City, Ind./Mississinewa) and Krista Zurcher (Leesburg, Ind./Wawasee), Franklin’s Paige Lundy (Greenwood, Ind./Whiteland), and Mount St. Joseph’s Kasey Dunn (Georgetown, Ky./Scott Co.) and Jennifer Trame (Milford, Ohio/H.S.).
Franklin College placed third at the tournament with a total score of 700. Mount St. Joseph was awarded fourth place on Sunday, shooting a 702. Transylvania, Anderson, and Manchester rounded out the team standings, firing a 723, 724, and 745 respectively. Defiance did not post a team score.
Hanover head coach Wayne Perry was also honored by being named the HCAC Coach of the Year for the second time as a head coach.
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