SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Playing their final tune-up before the conference championships next week, the Franklin College women's golf team wrapped up play at the Pat Clouse Invitational on Sunday afternoon.
After sitting in 12th place at the end of day one, the Grizzlies improved on day two to finish in a share of ninth place with a team score of 715 (375-340). All five Franklin players shaved strokes off their day one score to improve the team score by 35 shots on day two.
Leading the way for the Grizzlies with a two-day score of 169 (85-84) was junior Keely Townsend. The Muncie, Ind.-native finished at the top of the Franklin leaderboard for the second straight event with her round two score one shot off a fall 2017 best.
Senior Hannah White finished in a tied for 49th place with a 178 (95-83) with her score in round two four shots shy of her best this fall. The most improved player from day one to day two for the Grizzlies was freshman Megg Hensler, who finished 14 shots better in round to on her way to a share of 61st place with a 182 (98-84).
Freshman Jaley Schlosser cut nine shots off her score on day two, finishing in a tie for 69th place with a 187 (98-89). Junior Hannah Sharkey rounded out the lineup with a 189 (97-92) and a share of 72nd place.
With the regular season in the rear-view mirror, the Grizzlies turn their attention to the 2017 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Championships, which take place on Oct. 14-15 at Keene Run Golf Course in Lousiville, Ky.