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Megan Foley
Senior Megan Foley made the All-HCAC first team.

Women’s golf finishes second in HCAC tourney

Leading after the opening day of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s golf tournament, Transylvania fell back on the second and final day to finish as runner-up for the third straight year under head coach Brian Lane ’90.   

The Pioneers held a three-shot lead over Franklin College after day one on the Eagle Creek Golf Course in Defiance, Ohio, home of tournament host Defiance College. The Grizzlies came back the final day to trim 24 shots off their opening score and win with a total of 676 to Transylvania’s 700.

The Pioneers were paced by senior Megan Foley, who carded a 169 on rounds of 81-88, good for third place in medalist competition. First-year golfer Jerra Kelsey was fourth with a 170 (89-81), a performance that earned her Freshman of the Year honors in the HCAC. Both golfers made the All-HCAC first team.

Senior Janca Millet, bidding for a fourth straight All-HCAC honor, just missed, finishing in a tie for 11th at 179. First-year golfers Alex Smith and Tiara Harris played well, Smith taking 15th with a 182 and Harris finishing 20th at 189.

Earlier in the season, Transylvania won its own invitational tournament, played at the University Club of Kentucky in Lexington. Foley’s 80 took medalist honors and paced the Pioneers to a team score of 341 to best the College of Mount St. Joseph at 406 and Spalding University at 453.

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