Harsh Debuts with Top-10 Finish at Trine Classic, Cap Places Second

Capital Women's Golf placed second overall at the Trine Classic, fueled by Madison Harsh's seventh-place finish and an additional top-10 performance by Kaitlyn Kinley. (photo credit: Andy Garcia)
Capital Women's Golf placed second overall at the Trine Classic, fueled by Madison Harsh's seventh-place finish and an additional top-10 performance by Kaitlyn Kinley. (photo credit: Andy Garcia)

By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director

ANGOLA, Ind. – The Capital University women's golf team got the 2017-18 athletic season started on the right foot with a runner-up placement at Friday night's Trine Classic. Freshman Madison Harsh made her collegiate debut and led the Purple and White by placing seventh, while Kaitlyn Kinley's top-10 finish also helped Capital complete the one-day event in second place overall.

Trine University served as host to the 18-hole affair at Zollner Golf Course (Angola, Ind.), where Cap put two into the top 10 individual standings. Madison Harsh (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) made a splash in her first round of collegiate golf by shooting a team-leading 86. Her score was good for sole possession of seventh place overall.

Junior Katelynn Kinley (Sycamore, Ohio/Mohawk) came in just three strokes behind her teammate to squeak into the top-10, tying for ninth with an 89.

Seniors Katie Lease (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) and Janie Moller (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North) shared 15th place in the 41-person field after shooting matching 91s on Friday.

Rounding out Capital's scorecard was junior Sydney Kelly, who posted a 92 and finished just inside the top 20 in her debut in purple and white.

"The ladies played well and fought really hard today," said Head Coach Andy Garcia. "They just pressed and gave up some strokes on the final stretch, but it was a great way to start the season."

Freshman Molly Frey competed as an individual and shot a 105 in her first round as a collegiate golfer.

Capital's next competition will come over Labor Day Weekend when they head to Medina, Ohio for the Baldwin Wallace Fall Invitational. The team will take part in a two-day tournament, hosted by Baldwin Wallace University, on Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 3.