Transylvania Captures Second Consecutive HCAC Women's Golf Title

Transylvania Captures Second Consecutive HCAC Women's Golf Title


LIBERTY, Ind.  Transylvania University's women's golf team held off Rose-Hulman by 11 strokes Sunday afternoon to claim the school's third 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 640 on the team leader board, finishing ahead of second place Rose-Hulman, who finished with a 651 at Liberty Country Club in Liberty, Ind.

Transylvania junior Rachel Fine (Lexington, Ky.) earned medalist honors, claiming HCAC Most Valuable Player for the first time in her career. Fine carded rounds of 74 and 80 to finish two strokes ahead of teammate Meredith Moir (Louisville, Ky.)

Rose-Hulman's Rachel Zhang (Walnut, Calif.) earned Freshman of the Year honors with a third place finish. Zhang tallied rounds of 80 and 79 to achieve the accoloade.

Second place Rose-Hulman placed three other members on the All-HCAC team. Sophomore Caitlin Coverstone (Longview, Texas) and junior Namuunaa Nadmid (Louisville, Ky.) finished behind Zhang in fourth and fifth place. Coverstone shot a 160 for the tournament, while Nadmid finished two strokes behind after carding rounds of 80 and 82 at the championship event. Rounding out the top ten for the Fightin' Engineers was Rebecca Su (St. Louis, Mo.) who finished with a 36-hole score of 170.

Transylvania placed three other players on the All-HCAC team. Senior Meredith Moir (Louisville, Ky.) finished in second place on the individual leaderboard with a two-round total of 156, while Rebecca Fine (Lexington, Ky.) and Jenna Soderling (Central City, Ky.) finished sixth and ninth, respectively. Rebecca Fine finished with a two-round total of 163, while Soderling carded a 167 at the two day championship event. 

Rounding out the All-HCAC team by virtue of finishing in the top 10 of the individual standings was Earlham's Emma Wilkins (7th place - 164) and Franklin's Keely Townsend (8th place - 166).

Hanover College placed third at the tournament with a total score of 697. Earlham was awarded fourth place on Sunday, shooting a 716. Mount St. Joseph, Manchester, Franklin, Defiance, and Bluffton rounded out the team standings, firing a 718, 722, 731, 833, and 894 respectively. Anderson University did not post a team score at the tournament.

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

Most Valuable Player – Rachel Fine, Transylvania University

Freshman of the Year – Rachel Zhang, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Coach of the Year – Tyrus York, Transylvania University

Team Standings


640 (313-327)


651 (325-326)


697 (357-340)


716 (354-362)

Mount St. Joseph

718 (351-367)


722 (364-358)


731 (366-365)


833 (413-420)


894 (454-440)


No Team Score


Rachel Fine, TU

154 (74-80)

Meredith Moir, TU

156 (73-83)

Rachel Zhang, RHIT

159 (80-79)

Caitlin Coverstone, RHIT

160 (77-83)

Namuunaa Nadmid, RHIT

162 (80-82)

Rebecca Fine, TU

163 (81-82)

Emma Wilkins, EC

164 (82-82)

Keely Townsend, FC

166 (80-86)

Jenna Soderling, TU

167 (85-82)

Rebecca Su, RHIT

170 (88-82)

Christopher M. Ragsdale All- Sportsmanship Team

Michaela Schuld, Anderson  
Brylee Oberdorf, Bluffton  
Emily Sabsook, Defiance  
Myra Robinson, Earlham  
Avery Auton, Franklin  
Sam Pease, Hanover  
Haleigh Fernandez, Manchester  
Sara Eads, Mount St. Joseph  
Rebecca Su, Rose-Hulman  
Lexie Lamar, Transylvania