By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
JEROMESVILLE, Ohio – Capital University Women's Golf spent the weekend at Mohican Hills Golf Club in Jeromesville, Ohio competing in the Wooster Spring Invitational. Among one of, if not the largest field of the season, the Crusaders placed ninth overall out of 14 teams.
Saturday's first round featured near-perfect conditions on the par-72, 5,803-yard course at Mohican Hills. Sunday's second round was a slightly different story with wind and rain playing a factor into the final results.
Despite a second-day setback, Sydney Kelly (Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington) remained Cap's lowest individual scorer by tournament's end. The senior exited Saturday's opening round inside the top-10 on the leaderboard behind a score of 81 (+9), good for a share of seventh place. However, Kelly's second pass through the course was eight strokes higher (89, +17) and led to her finishing 15th overall.
The remainder of the Capital lineup shot consistently between rounds one and two, through Cap's team score added 10 to its total on Sunday. After the Crusaders combined for a first-day 350, the Purple and White shot 360 to account for a two-day total of 710. Cap, once smack in the middle of the team standings, finished ninth out of the 13 full teams competing.
Senior Kaitlyn Kinley finished tied for 21st place and was Cap's second-lowest scorer behind a scorecard of 86-87-173. Behind her was sophomore Madison Harsh (87-89-176), who finished tied for 28th. Molly Frey rounded out the Capital scorers with a 96-95-191.
Freshman Meghan Maschari (103-109-212) was the final Capital competitor but did not factor into Capital's team score.
Denison University (328-320-648) earned the team title and housed the top medalist in Emmy Timberlake (78-74-152).
Capital will now take an extra week to prepare for the OAC Championship, hosted at River Greens Golf Course in West Lafayette, Ohio. The tournament will be a three-day, 54-hole event that will be held Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28.