Golfers roar back to claim Rose-Hulman title

Hanover College’s women’s golf team rallied from a two-stroke deficit to win the championship at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Invitational. The 36-hole tournament was played at Rea Park Golf Course in Terre Haute, Ind.

Hanover, which has captured first place in four tournament’s this fall, fired a tourney-low round of 334 to finish at 671 (337-334). After trailing by two shots following the first day of action, the Panthers defeated host Rose-Hulman (675) by four strokes.

Junior Brooke McKay (Carmel, Ind.) shared medalist honors with Anderson University’s Krista Zurcher. McKay fired a 163 (79-84) to earn her third consecutive individual title this season.

Sophomore Erika Shepherd (Jeffersonville, Ind.) and freshman Brittany Gingerich (Millersburg, Ind.) each finished among the top 11 to spur the Panthers.

Shepherd was ninth in the 54-golfer field with a 168 (89-79). Gingerich placed 11th, just one stoke back, with a 169 (83-86).

Senior Sloane Hamilton (Mason, Ohio) and freshman Devan Smith (Depauw, Ind.) shared 22nd place. Both players turned in a 175.

In addition to the team title, sophomore Brittany Mosteller (Indianapolis, Ind.) and junior Shelby Schneider (Boonville, Ind.) each finished in the top six while playing as individuals.

Mosteller was third, and just two shots out of first, with a 165 (81-84). Schneider was sixth overall with a 167 (86-81).

Rose-Hulman Invitational final results