BLUFFTON, Ohio – In its first look at the Bluffton Golf Club course that will host next month's Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Golf Championship, the Earlham College women's golf team carded 355 in Sunday's second round of the 2019 HCAC Preview on its way to a ninth-place finish out of 11 teams.
The Quakers finished with a 725 over 36 holes on the par 72, 5,817-yard Bluffton course. Rose-Hulman won the team title after carding a 640 for the tournament.
Senior Hannah Toresdahl was the top Earlham finisher in the event, tying for 17th overall. Toresdahl carded an 83 in Sunday's round, and posted a 169 (+25) over 36 holes.
Senior Emma Wilkins was tied for 37th overall with a 181 (+37), after shooting an 87 on Sunday – a seven-stroke improvement over her Saturday round. Junior Megan Garner also carded a dramatic improvement with a second-round score of 89, shaving nine strokes off her Saturday outing. Garner finished 48th with a 187 (+43) for the tournament. Sophomore Claire Waggener was tied for 49th with a 96 on Sunday for a 192 (+48), while sophomore Myra Robinson finished with a 194 (+50) in 54th place after firing a 100 on Sunday.
Transylvania's Lexie LaMar and Rose-Hulman's Rachel Zhang tied atop the leaderboard with a 157 (+13) for the tournament. LaMar shot an 82 in Sunday's second round while Zhang carded a 79.
Earlham women's golf is idle next weekend before returning to action on October 5-6 at the College of Wooster's Eva Shorb Memorial Invitational.