Smith bolsters Black and Gold into top five

Smith bolsters Black and Gold into top five

MADISON/SEYMOUR, IND. – Carding one of the four lowest 18-hole scores during second round action at the Hanover College Invitational, Manchester University jumped into a fourth-place team finish Sunday, Sept. 10.

Just a week removed from winning the Mt. St. Joseph Invitational, the Black and Gold served notice they'd be in the discussion at other events this fall, playing the always-difficult Shadowood Course to 355 after beginning the weekend in south central Indiana by posting a 347 at Sunrise Golf Course Saturday, Sept. 9. Their 702 36-hole mark left them trailing only tourney host and champion Hanover (657), Rose-Hulman (663) and Indiana University – Kokomo (676).

Senior Katie Smith added another award to an ever-growing resume at Sunday's conclusion. Her two-day 160 tied her for second in the medalist chase with IUK's Anne Marie Balsbaugh, just a stroke in back of the Panthers' Allison Goodwin. Three other members of Coach Tara Boone's crew found themselves in the individual top 30. Freshman Kaitlyn Cook (Monticello, Ind.) (176) placed 24th; senior Kaitlin Powers (Indianapolis, Ind.) (181) wound up 27th; and freshman Taylor Erfman (Brookville, Ind.) was in a 30th place tie (185).

MU continues its fall schedule Saturday, Sept. 16 and 17 by competing at the Heidelberg University tourney. Action both days is set for Mohawk Golf and Country Club in Tiffin, Ohio.