Women's Golf Hosting 2016 Earlham Fall Invitational on Sunday

Women's Golf Hosting 2016 Earlham Fall Invitational on Sunday

RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College men's and women's golf team are hosting the 2016 Earlham Fall Invitational on Sunday. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 10 a.m.

The Course: Forest Hills Country Club serves as the home course for the Quakers and the 2016 Earlham Fall Invitational. Nestled in more than 162 rolling acres on the southeast side of Richmond, Forest Hills Country Club offers an exciting array of opportunities for everyone.

The Teams: Earlham, Manchester University, and Indiana University East will all have men's and women's teams competing. Anderson University and Mount St. Joseph University will have women's teams playing while Hanover College and Olivet College will take a men's team to the invitational.

The Coach: Earlham is under the direction of first-year head coach Matt Gehring. A graduate of Defiance College, Gehring spent the previous four seasons as head women's golf coach and assistant men's golf coach at his alma mater.

The Players: Freshman Hannah Toresdahl leads the Quakers with an average round score of 87.07 through four tournaments this year. She carded a program-record round of 74 on the first day of the Saint Francis Invitational. Freshmen Aaron Monroe and Emma Wilkins average rounds of 95.33 and 101.07 this year.

First Annual: The 2016 Earlham Fall Invitational is the first of its kind. The women's program is competing at the varsity level for the first time ever in 2016 while the men haven't played since 1993.

Coverage: Follow @EarlhamQuakers and @Earlham_Golf on Twitter for updates on the tournament.

Up Next: The women's team will return to action for the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Championships hosted by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Oct. 8-9. The men's team ends its non-traditional season with the Earlham Invitational.