Panthers In Fifth Place Following Day One Of Cumberland Trail Classic

Alyssa Newsom (Photo by: Ralph Schudel)
Alyssa Newsom (Photo by: Ralph Schudel)

PATASKALA, Ohio – The Ohio Dominican women's golf team began the 2020 campaign on Saturday at Cumberland Trail Golf Club in Pataskala, Ohio.

Bailey Krueger (Canal Winchester, Ohio) paced the Panthers shooting an 83 during the first round and finished tied for 19th place after the first day of competition. The senior began the tournament strong shooting even par or better through the first six holes. Krueger also collected seven pars and a birdie on the afternoon.

Alyssa Newsom (Granville, Ohio) enjoyed a great performance Saturday afternoon, collecting nine pars and shooting an 84 which saw her finishing tied for 23rd place. The sophomore also tied for third place in par three scoring at one over (+1). Newsom's best stretch came when she earned par on four sequential holes on the front nine. The stretch helped propel Newsom to the top of the leaderboard in pars. She led Panther women by collecting nine pars on Saturday.

Shannan Ireland (New Albany, Ohio) began the afternoon in thrilling fashion, earning her first collegiate birdie on just her second hole of competition. She finished the round with an 86.  Ireland also led the Panthers in par five scoring and was tied for second place in the statistical category through the first day at one-under (-1).

Ava Illig (Seville, Ohio) captured her career-best score, shooting an 87 on the afternoon at Cumberland Trail. She began her round earning par in three of her first four holes. Illig ties teammate Bailey Krueger with seven pars during the first round of competition.

Abbey Dillon (Bolivar, Ohio) tied teammate Alyssa Newsom in par three scoring, shooting one over par and earning a 93 during her first collegiate tournament.

Bailey Krueger recapped her first round with our Ralph Schudel fresh off the 18th green.

Following the first day of competition, last year's tournament champion leads the way with a team score of 304. Gannon University is second in team's score with 315 and Malone University rounds out the top three with a score of 318.

Tiffin's Emily Koehler leads the tournament at one under (-1) through the first round. She has a two stroke lead on last year's individual champion Christina Williams from Malone University who sits at even par. Two student-athletes are tied for third at two over (+2).

The tournament resumes Sunday with tee-times beginning at 9 a.m.

Contact: Ralph Schudel