Kelly Sets New Single Round Low, Cap Solid in Opening Tournament

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

By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director

COLUMBIA STATION, Ohio – Capital University Sydney Kelly kicked off her senior season with not just a career best mark but set the new Women's Golf single-round low score on day one of the Yellow Jacket Invitational this weekend. Capital's roster put together a solid performance at the tournament, finishing second of four Ohio Conference Athletic teams.

Sydney Kelly (Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington) made ease of the Mallard Creek Golf Course in her first pass through on Saturday afternoon. Kelly set a new program 18-hole low score by shooting a 78, one shot better than the previous low which she shared with Aly McGinnis '15.

Kelly's day one scorecard put her atop the individual leaderboard and put Capital in a tight race for the team lead. Madison Harsh (87), Molly Frey (89) and Katelynn Kinley (90) all fed into Cap's day one score of 344, which them one shot out of second and five out of first-place University of Mount Union.

John Carroll University took a tumble in the standings and with Capital's steady play through day two the Crusaders leaped into second place. Harsh (85) and Kinley (87) both showed multiple-stroke improvements on Sunday to help keep the pace. Frey equaled her day one score and Kelly shot an 88 to round out the team's scorecard.

Capital's 693 (344-349) put them in second place at tournament's end and two Crusaders finished inside the top five. Kelly (78-88-166) shared second place overall while Harsh (87-85-172) claimed fifth place.

Mount Union took the team title (339-347-686) while John Carrol's Sarah Beckwith (79-82-161) took top medalist honors.

The women's golf team will play its next tournament at White Pines Golf Club at the Defiance College Fall Invitational on September 8-9.