Women’s golf wins invitational, places fourth in HCAC tourney
A victory in an invitational meet and a fourth-place finish in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament highlighted the women’s golf team season under head coach Mark Turner ’77.
In their last regular season event before the HCAC tournament, the Pioneers won the Asbury Invitational, hosted by Asbury University. Sophomore Jerra Kelsey led Transylvania with an 87, good for third place in the medalist race. Other Pioneer scorers were sophomore Tiara Harris (92), junior Sarah Fuller (96), and sophomore Alyssa Thompson (97). Transylvania finished three shots ahead of Pikeville University, followed by Asbury and Thomas More College.
Transylvania opened the season with a second-place finish in the Transy Fall Invitational, paced by Harris’s 84 that tied her for medalist honors. The Pioneers were just five shots back of the winner, Indiana Wesleyan College. In the Transy Fall Invitational II, Transylvania was third behind the winner, Campbellsville College, and second-place finisher Sewanee: The University of the South.
Kelsey fired a 171 (83-88) to pace Transylvania’s fourth-place showing in the HCAC tournament. Her score was also fourth best in medalist play, which earned her a spot on the All-HCAC team. Harris had a 192 (96-96), Thompson shot 195 (107-88), and first-year player Cayla Combs finished at 196 (92-104) for Transylvania’s team score of 754.
Jerra Kelsey '15