Capital Places Ninth at Pat Clouse Invitational

Pictured: Sydney Kelly (photo credit: Heidelberg University Athletics)
Pictured: Sydney Kelly (photo credit: Heidelberg University Athletics)

By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Capital University Women's Golf was in action at the Pat Clouse Invitational this weekend and placed ninth out 12 teams. First-year Sydney Kelly served as Cap's top player, finishing inside the top 30 over the weekend.

While Capital, as a team, showed a three-stroke improvement between rounds one and two, so did much of the field of competitors. Cap finished day one at the Springfield Country Club in eighth place (359), but then a leap in the standings by rival Otterbein University (364-346-710) knocked them back one position by tournament's end.

Junior Sydney Kelly (Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington) led Cap over the weekend with a two-round score of 171 (84-87), which placed her tied for 27th overall on the individual leaderboard.

The largest leap between rounds came from freshman Molly Frey (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North). While day one did not go smoothly, she posted an 11-stroke improvement and third-lowest score on the Capital lineup in Sunday's action. It also marked her first action of the year.

Katelynn Kinley (Sycamore, Ohio/Mohawk) followed Kelly and also trended positively in her performance between rounds one and two. Kinley turned in a scorecard of 90-85-175 to demonstrate a five-stroke improvement.

Janie Moller (91-93-184) rounded out the day two scorecard, but Madison Harsh (94-96-190) factored into the day one team scorecard, as well.

Host Wittenberg University (314-303-617) went from second to first to win the tournament. They hopped Washington University (313-308-621), who held a one-stroke lead after day one but did not see as great an improvement as the Tigers. Wittenberg's Jane Hopkinson-Wood earned top medalist honors shooting even-par (72) on both days.

This marks the end of the Crusaders' fall season. More details regarding the team's spring schedule will be provided at a later date.