Toresdahl paces women’s golf at HCAC championship

Hannah Toresdahl

BLUFFTON, Ohio – Earlham College senior Hannah Toresdahl was the top Earlham golfer on the individual leaderboard following Saturday's first round at the 2019 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Golf Championship, held at the Bluffton Golf Club.

Toresdahl shot an 86 (+14) in Saturday's round at the par 72, 5,817-yard Bluffton course, and was tied for 11th on the leaderboard with Hanover's Allison Goodwin. Toresdahl carded a birdie on the par 4 no. 11, one of only 18 birdies posted in the first round by the field 46 golfers.

Senior Emma Wilkins was next among the Earlham finishers, tied for 16th with an 89 (+17) in the opening round, while sophomore Claire Waggener was tied for 28th after shooting a 96 (+24). Junior Megan Garner (97, +25) was tied for 31st overall, with sophomore Myra Robinson rounding out the Earlham competitors with a 110 (+38).

Rose-Hulman's Lauren Conley leads the field with a two-over 74, and holds a four-stroke lead over second place Namuunaa Nadmid, also from Rose-Hulman. The Fightin' Engineers lead the team standings with a 317 (+29), with Transylvania University second with a 345 (+57).

Round two of the HCAC Women's Golf Championship will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Bluffton Golf Course.