Transylvania University Captures Second HCAC Women's Golf Title

Transylvania University Captures Second HCAC Women's Golf Title

Final Results

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky.  Transylvania University's women's golf team held off Rose-Hulman by 18 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 Pioneers totaled a two-round 624 on the team leader board, finishing ahead of second place Rose-Hulman, who finished with a 642 at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Ky.

Transylvania junior Meredith Moir (Louisville, Ky. / Sacred Heart) earned medalist honors after a three person playoff, earning HCAC Most Valuable Player accolades for the second years in a row.  Moir carded rounds of 79 and 76 and defeated Rose-Hulman's Caitlin Coverstone and Transylvania's Rachel Fine to earn the honor.

Rose-Hulman's Caitlin Coverstone (Lebanon, Ind. / Lebanon) earned Freshman of the Year honors with a finish for a tie in first place. Coverstone tallied rounds of 76 and 79 to achieve the accoloade.

Second place Rose-Hulman placed one other member on the All-HCAC team. Freshman Lauren Conley (Pickerington, Ohio / Pickerington) carded rounds of 78 and 83 to finish in seventh place on the leaderboard. 

Transylvania placed three other players on the All-HCAC team.  Sophomore Rachel Fine (Lexington, Ky. / Dunbar) finished in a tie for first in the standings with a two-round total of 155, while Rebecca Fine (Lexington, Ky. / Dunbar) and Lexie Lamar (Lewisport, Ky. / Hancock Co.) finished in a tie for fourth with a two-round total of 157. 

Joining Moir, Coverstone, Conley, Rachel Fine, Rebecca Fine, and Lamar on the All-HCAC team by virtue of finishing in the top eight of the individual standings was Hanover's Maddison Cody - 6th place; 158 - (Brownsburg, Ind. / Brownsburg) and Allison Goodwin - 7th place; 159 -  (Lebanon, Ind. / Lebanon)

Hanover College placed third at the tournament with a total score of 655. Manchester was awarded fourth place on Sunday, shooting a 706.  Franklin, Mount St. Joseph, Earlham and Defiance rounded out the team standings, firing a 725, 734, 746 and 769 respectively.  Bluffton University did not post a team score.

Transylvania head coach Tyrus York was also honored by being named the HCAC Coach of the Year for the first time as a head coach. 

Most Valuable Player – Meredith Moir, Transylvania University

Freshman of the Year – Caitlin Coverstone, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Coach of the Year – Tyrus York, Transylvania University

Team Standings

Transylvania

624 (310-314)

Rose-Hulman

642 (316-326)

Hanover

655 (320-335)

Manchester

706 (351-355)

Franklin

725 (363-362)

Mount St. Joseph

734 (359-375)

Earlham

746 (385-361)

Defiance

769 (388-381)

Bluffton

No Team Score

All- HCAC

Meredith Moir, TU

155 (79-76)

Rachel Fine, TU

155 (75-80)

Caitlin Coverstone, RHIT

155 (76-79)

Rebecca Fine, TU

157 (77-80)

Lexie Lamar, TU

157(79-78)

Maddison Cody, HC

158 (77-81)

Allison Goodwin, HC

159 (80-79)

Lauren Conley, RHIT

161 (78-83)

All- Sportsmanship Team

Mercedes Burns, Bluffton   
   
Kristin Aslanian, Defiance  
   
Brittney Chong, Earlham  
   
Scarlett Hartlage, Hanover  
   
Haleigh Fernandez, Manchester  
   
Carissa Pitts, Mount St. Joseph  
   
Rebecca Su, Rose-Hulman  
   
Rebecca Fine, Transylvania