Wilkins paces women’s golf after Rd. 1 at HCAC tourney

Wilkins paces women’s golf after Rd. 1 at HCAC tourney

LIBERTY, Ind. – Earlham College women's golf was sitting fourth out of nine teams following Saturday's first round of the 2018 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Golf Championship, held at the Liberty Country Club.

The Quakers fired a 354 (+74), and trailed third-place Mount St. Joseph (351) by just three strokes. Earlham was ahead of fifth-place Hanover College (357) by the same three-stroke margin.

Transylvania was atop the team leaderboard with a 313, and led second-place Rose-Hulman (325) by 12 strokes.

Two Earlham golfers were among the top 10 at the end of Saturday's first round.

Junior Emma Wilkins was tied for eighth overall after carding a 12-over 82 in the first round, with a birdie on the par 3 no. 9 hole highlighting her opening round. Junior Hannah Toresdahl fired an 85 on Saturday, and was among a group of four competitors tied for 10th on the individual leaderboard.

Claire Waggener shot a 92 in the first round to finish the day tied for 27th, while Megan Garner posted a 95 for the day and was tied for 30th. Daniela Joseph was 36th among individuals with a 104.

Among individuals, Transy's Meredith Moir was in the lead after 18 holes with a three-over 73. She had a one-stroke lead over teammate Rachel Fine.

The teams return to Liberty Country Club on Sunday for round two of the 2018 HCAC Championship, with tee times starting at 9:00 a.m. Earlham's first golfer will tee off at 9:54 a.m.

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