Hanover Claims Fourth Consecutive HCAC Women's Golf Title

Hanover Claims Fourth Consecutive HCAC Women's Golf Title

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind.  Hanover College's women's golf team held off Rose-Hulman by 12 strokes Sunday afternoon to claim the school's fifth HCAC women's golf title and the conference's automatic qualifier to the NCAA championships to be held in May.  The Panthers totaled a two-round 693 on the team leader board, finishing ahead of second place Rose-Hulman, who finished with a 705 at Hulman Links Golf Course in Terre Haute, Ind.

Transylvania's Meredith Moir (Louisville, Ky. / Sacred Heart) earned medalist honors, earning HCAC Most Valuable Player accolades.  Moir carded rounds of 78 and 87 to earn the honor, finishing three strokes ahead of the next finisher. 

Hanover College's Allison Goodwin (Lebanon, Ind. / Lebanon) earned Freshman of the Year honors with a third place finish. Goodwin tallied rounds of 85 and 84 achieve the accoloade, finishing just one stroke behind second.

Hanover College placed two other players on the All-HCAC team.  Maddison Cody (Brownsburg, Ind. / Brownsburg) finished fifth in the standings with a two-round total of 173, while Devan Smith (Depauw, Ind. / North Harrison) tied for seventh with a two-round total of 175.  Smith's achievement marks the first time a women's golf player has earned All-HCAC honors four years in a row.

Second place Rose-Hulman placed two members on the All-HCAC team.  Junior Ashton Foushee (Glasgow, Ky. / Glasgow) carded rounds of 87 and 88 to tie for seventh.  Freshman Rebecca Su (Highland, Ill./H.S.) placed sixth overall will a two-round total of 174.

Joining Moir, Goodwin, Cody, Smith, Foushee, and Su on the All-HCAC team by virtue of finishing in the top eight of the individual standings was Franklin's Paige Lundy - 4th place; 171 - (Greenwood, Ind. / Whiteland) and Transylvania's Jenna Soderling - 2nd place; 168 -  (Central City, Ky. / Muhlenberg Co.)

Franklin College placed third at the tournament with a total score of 707. Transylvania was awarded fourth place on Sunday, shooting a 719.  Manchester, Defiance, and Anderson rounded out the team standings, firing a 771, 837, and 841 respectively.  Mount St. Joseph and Earlham 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 fifth time as a head coach. 

Most Valuable Player – Meredith Moir, Transylvania University

Freshman of the Year – Allison Goodwin, Hanover College

Coach of the Year – Wayne Perry, Hanover College

Team Standings

Hanover

693 (347-346)

Rose-Hulman

705 (357-348)

Franklin

707 (352-355)

Transylvania

719 (364-355)

Manchester

771 (385-386)

Defiance

837 (433-404)

Anderson

841 (416-425)

Earlham

No Team Score

Mount St. Joseph

No Team Score

All- HCAC

Meredith Moir, TU

165 (78-87)

Jenna Soderling, TU

168 (87-81)

Allison Goodwin, HC

169 (85-84)

Paige Lundy, FC

171 (81-90)

Maddison Cody, HC

173 (86-87)

Rebecca Su, RHIT

174 (87-87)

Devan Smith, HC

175 (88-87)

Ashton Foushee, RHIT

175 (87-88)

All- Sportsmanship Team

Brooklyn Reynolds, Anderson

Kristin Aslanian, Defiance

Hannah Toresdahl, Earlham

Hannah White, Franklin

Devan Smith, Hanover

Kaitlin Powers, Manchester

Emma Schrand, Mount St. Joseph

Taylor King, Rose-Hulman

Keeley Goff, Transylvania