Women’s golf places fourth at HCAC tourney; Wilkins earns All-HCAC honors

Emma Wilkins

LIBERTY, Ind. – Earlham College women's golf posted its best result in program history at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Championship, finishing fourth among the nine teams competing in the 2018 tournament which concluded Sunday at the Liberty Country Club.

The Quakers carded a 362 in Sunday's second round at the par 70, 5,800-yard Liberty course, and posted a 716 for the tournament to finish among the top half of the field for the first time in the history of the three-year old program.

Junior Emma Wilkins was seventh on the individual leaderboard with a 162 (+24), after firing an 82 on Sunday to go with her 82 in Saturday's first round. As a top 10 finisher, she becomes Earlham's first All-HCAC honoree in women's golf.

Junior Hannah Toresdahl was tied for 14th overall with a second-round score of 90 and a 175 (+35) for the tournament.

First year Claire Waggener shot a 92 on Sunday to finish 27th overall with a 184 for the tournament, while sophomore Megan Garner put together a round of 98 and was tied for 31st overall with a 193. First year Daniela Joseph rounded out the Earlham five with a 115 on Sunday, giving her a 219 for the tournament to finish 39th.

Transylvania University won the HCAC Championship for the second straight year with a two-day total of 640, besting second-place Rose-Hulman by 11 strokes.

Transy's Rachel Fine took medalist honors with an 80 on Sunday and a 154 (+14) for the tournament, edging out teammate Meredith Moir by two strokes.

Myra Robinson was Earlham's selection for the 2018 HCAC Women's Golf Sportsmanship Team.

Earlham women's golf concludes its Fall 2018 slate on Saturday, Oct. 27, when it faces off against cross-town neighbor I.U.-East in the Richmond Cup.

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