McKay captures HCAC title, Panthers second

Sophomore Brooke McKay (Carmel, Ind.) captured medalist honors to lead Hanover College’s women’s golf team to a second-place finish at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship.

The second round of the 36-hole tournament was completed Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Legends of Indiana Golf Course in Franklin, Ind.

McKay fired a 167 (83-84) to win the Heartland Conference crown by two strokes over Franklin College’s Sarah Craven, who led McKay by three shots heading into the final round.

McKay becomes the second Hanover golfer to win medalist honors at the conference finale in the past three years. Former Hanover standout Molly Burpo captured first place at the HCAC championship in 2010.

In addition to McKay, freshman Brittany Mosteller (Indianapolis, Ind.) and senior Becky Roberts (Avon, Ind.) each posted top-eight finishes to earn all-conference honors.

Mosteller was sixth overall with a two-day total of 178 (87-91) and Roberts, the HCAC’s freshman of the year in 2009, posted a 183 (85-98) to finish eighth.

Junior Sloane Hamilton (Mason, Ohio) was 14th among 38 golfers and completed the Panthers' scoring with a 186 (92-94).

Hanover placed second in the chase for the team championship. The Panthers totaled 714 strokes (347-367) to finish 18 shots behind host Franklin, which won the league title with a 696 (336-360). The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology was third with a 747 (361-386).

Heartland Conference Championship results