RECAP | Grizzlies Open Season at Olivet College Labor Day Classic

Megg Hensler topped the Franklin leader board at the event
Megg Hensler topped the Franklin leader board at the event

MARSHALL, Mich. – The Franklin College women's golf team headed north for their first event of the fall, taking part in the Olivet College Labor Day Classic at The Medalist Golf Course.

The Grizzlies sat in sixth place after a day one 377 and following a day two 378, would wind up finishing in the same spot at the end of the 36-hole event.

Sophomore Megg Hensler topped the Franklin leaderboard, taking 25th place overall with a 187 (93-94). The other four members of the Franklin top-five weren't far behind, with Jaley Schlosser, Keely Townsend and Avery Auton earning a share of 29th place and Hannah Sharkey finishing in 32nd.

Schlosser went 93-99 for her 192, with the Evansville, Ind.-native placed in the top-20 individually in both par four scoring, averaging 4.95 strokes per hole. Townsend went 102-90 to match Schlosser on the scoreboard, and placed in the top-20 in par three scoring with a 4.00 on the weekend.

Playing in her first career collegiate event, Auton carded matching rounds of 96 for a 192. Sharkey was one shot back of the trio with a 193 (95-98), finishing the weekend with four birdies, tops among the field.

Franklin had a pair of players competing as individuals on the weekend. Sophomore Mackenzie Black finished 42nd overall with a 218 (114-104) while freshman Taylor Dixon finished a shot back in 43rd place with a 219 (108-111).

The Grizzlies head back out on the course next weekend, traveling Madison, Ind. for round one of the Hanover Invitational at Sunrise GC.