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Women's Golf Captures Third in HCAC Tourney

Rhea Badgett
Senior Rhea Badgett

Senior Rhea Badgett paced the women’s golf team, under head coach Mark Turner ’77, to a third place finish in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship, played at the Walden Pond Golf Club in Indian Springs, Ohio.

Badgett shot 85 to tie for second place in the individual standings after the first day, then followed that with a 92 for a 177 total, good for fifth place. Transy’s team score of 753 was just 13 strokes behind second place Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Franklin College won the event handily with a 699 total.

Transy’s other four team members were led by junior Brittany Daulton, who shot 94-95 for a 189 total, good for 10th place, and first-year player Megan Graeter, who tied for low freshman honors with a 191 (100-91) to tie for 12th. First-year player Sarah Slattery was 15th with a 200 (105-95), and first-year player Sara Escobedo was 22nd at 209 (101-108).

A highlight of regular season play for the Pioneers was a third place finish among seven schools in the Hanover Invitational, hosted by Hanover College. Badgett took third place in individual competition with a 171 (88-83).

Badgett was named to the All-HCAC team for the fourth year in a row, and Graeter was chosen co-Freshman of the Year in the conference.

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