Noblesville, Ind. – The Holy Cross men’s golf team had a strong showing their first tournament of the spring and conference season. The Saints placed 5th out of 15 teams in the Taylor Invite at Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville, Indiana. Holy Cross shot a two day total of 619 (+43), only seven shots behind second place Taylor University. The Saints finished ahead of conference foes Roosevelt University, Olivet Nazarene, and IU-South Bend.
Junior Joey Medora led the way finishing third overall out of 80 golfers. Medora carded a +1 (73) during Friday’s first round of play, followed by a 75 on Saturday to finish at +4. Alex Meagher also finished in the top ten for the Saints, shooting a two round total of 152, +8 for the invite. Meagher used matching rounds of 76 on both Friday and Saturday to lead the way along with Medora.
Greg Fean finished in 34th place after rounds of 82 and 78 (+16). Zach Drury finished three shots behind Fean to take 44th place in the event. Drury fired rounds of 81 and 82 to finish at +19 for the tournament. Matt Sheldon rounded out the men’s golf lineup with a first round 89, followed by an 11 stroke improvement, 78, during Saturday’s final round.
The Saints will look to build from this invitational at the three day Lawrence Tech Invite at TPC Deere Run in Silva, Illinois beginning March 30th.
Noblesville, Ind. – The women’s golf team competed in their first match of the spring season this weekend in Noblesville, Indiana. The Saints were shorthanded, only competing with three golfers, at the Taylor Invite at Purgatory Golf Club. Natalia Campbell picked up right where she left off from the fall season taking second place overall in the invitational. Campbell shot a tournament second-best 81 during round one, followed by a round of 83 during Saturday’s second and final round. The freshman has not finished outside of the top ten all year, and has only finished outside of the top five once.
Jenna Vandenberg carded rounds of 88 and 95, to take 19th place overall. Macenzie Lane shot a 100 during her first round of play, but fought back and improved 11 strokes to shoot an 89 to finish 23rd.
The Saints women’s golf team is back in action April 3rd at the Marian Invite at Broadmoor Country Club in Indianapolis, Indiana.