Women's Golf Finishes Fifth At Cumberland Trail

Bailey Krueger (Photo by: Ralph Schudel)
Bailey Krueger (Photo by: Ralph Schudel)

PATASKALA, Ohio – The Ohio Dominican women's golf team enjoyed a four-stroke improvement from their first-round total on Saturday, shooting a 336 and finishing with a tournament score of 676. The Panthers finished in fifth place out of eight teams with a team score of 676.

Bailey Krueger (Canal Winchester, Ohio) mimicked her performance in the first round shooting an 83 on Sunday afternoon. Krueger enjoyed a three-stroke improvement on the back nine, powered by a birdie on the 10th hole. The senior finished the tournament in 20th place on the leaderboard and in the top-10 for pars.

Alyssa Newsom (Granville, Ohio) finished tied for sixth in par three scoring en route to shooting an 84 during the second round of the Cumberland Trail Classic. She also earned 19 pars through the duration of the tournament to finish tied for sixth in the statistical category.

Shannan Ireland (New Albany, Ohio) enjoyed a one-stroke improvement to finish with an 85 during the second round. The freshman also earned 17 pars, finishing just behind Newsom. Ireland was tied for second in scoring on par fives during the tournament, shooting even par (E) during the competition.

Abbey Dillon (Bolivar, Ohio) was the most improved Panther of the afternoon, shooting an 84 during the second round of the competition. The freshman also collected one of the two ODU birdies on the afternoon.

Both Ireland and Dillon spoke with our Ralph Schudel following the completion of their first collegiate tournament.

Ava Illig (Seville, Ohio) collected par on the first two holes to finish the tournament with 10 total pars after shooting her career-best 87 on Saturday afternoon.

The Tiffin Dragons held onto their first-day advantage to clinch the team tournament win. Following their team score of 304 in the first round, the Dragons shot 316 for a total team score of 620. Malone University finished in second place with a team score of 634 and Gannon University rounded out the top three with a team score of 640.

Malone's Christina Williams claimed her second consecutive victory at Cumberland Trail. She shot under par on the back nine to put pressure on her opponents heading into the final hole, but a par putt on the 18th proved enough to lift her to victory.

Williams spoke to Ralph Schudel right off of the 18th green when she sealed the victory. 

The Panthers return to action on Sept. 29th when they participate at the Walsh Fall Invite at The Quarry Golf Club in Canton, Ohio.