Golfers in hunt after HCAC's first round

Hanover College’s women’s golf team is in second place after the opening round of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship. The 36-hole tournament opened Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Legends of Indiana Golf Course in Franklin, Ind.

Hanover totaled 347 strokes to land behind only Franklin College (336) after the first 18 holes of action.

Sophomore Brooke McKay (Carmel, Ind.) and senior Becky Roberts (Avon, Ind.) are each in the top six among the field of 38 golfers.

McKay is three shots off the lead and third overall after firing an 83 (39-44). Roberts is two strokes behind in sixth place with an 85 (42-43).

Freshman Brittany Mosteller (Indianapolis, Ind.) turned in an 87 (40-47) in her first collegiate league championship appearance.

Junior Sloane Hamilton (Mason, Ohio) completed the Panthers' scoring with a 92 (47-45). She is tied for 17th place.

Franklin’s Sarah Craven and Avery Brown lead the field. Craven posted an 80 (40-40) and clings to a one shot lead over Brown, who opened with an 81 (40-41).

The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is third in the chase for the team title with 361 strokes. The College of Mount St. Joseph (Ohio) lurks just behind in fourth place with 352.

Heartland Conference championship – first round results