Sports Information Director
LEMONT, Ill. – The Holy Cross women's golf team wrapped up the 2014 season in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Championship at Glen Eagles Golf Club with a trip to the 2014 NAIA National Championship bid on the line. After 36-holes, the Saints concluded the event with a score of 756 and a fourth place finish in the five-team field. Olivet Nazarene University took home first place while Taylor Thompson (Saint Xavier) won as the individual medalist.
The Saints opened up round one with a team score of 386 and a fourth place position in the five-team field. Freshman Kylie Day (FR/Zionsville, Ind.) led the charge with a score of 93 while Emily Duff (SO/Rochester, Ind.) added a 94. Sarah Hartle (SO/Warsaw, Ind.)'s 99 and Katie Krohn (FR/Noblesville, Ind.)'s 100 rounded out the team score of 386 while Kendra Luckey (SO/Danville, Ind.) concluded the opening round with a 105.
Olivet Nazarene led the field with a team score of 338, holding just a one-stroke advantage on the University of St. Francis (Ill.).
On the final day, the Saints finished with 16-fewer strokes as they posted a team score of 370. It was freshman Kylie Day, once again, who would lead the Saints. Day carded a team-low round of 87 to finish with a team-best 36-hole score of 180 and an 11th place finish. Emily Duff continued her consistent play with another round of 94 to finish with a 36-hole score of 188 and a tie for 18th individually.
Sarah Hartle was the third Saints golfer to finish in the top 20 individually, carding a day-two score of 92 for a tournament score of 191. Katie Krohn and Kendra Luckey rounded out the Saints scores with round of 97 and 101, respectively.
All five Saints posted equal or lower rounds on day two as they finished with a tournament score of 756 and a fourth place finish.
Olivet Nazarene posted a tournament-low round of 333 as they went on to win the inaugural women's CCAC Championship. Taylor Thompson of Saint Xavier posted rounds of 81 and 79 for a tournament-best score of 160 and a first place individual finish.
With the CCAC Championship completed, the Saints closed out the 2014 season with a program-best four-player scoring average during the season at 365.94 strokes per event.
Sarah Hartle finished the year leading the team with an 87.06 stroke average. Freshman Kylie Day led all newcomers with an average of 89.31.
Victoria Anania (SR/Charleston, S.C.) and Kelly Murphy (SR/Youngstown, Ohio) will leave the Holy Cross women's golf program each ranking in the top-three in rounds played. Anania has played a program-record 44 rounds while Murphy competed in 32 rounds, good for third all-time.