Mount Vernon, Ohio - The Columbus State women's golf team earned second place at the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Invitational on Saturday, trailing Indiana Wesleyan University by 27 strokes at the end of the day. The four-team, 36-hole tournament was held at the par-72 Chapel Hill Golf Course.
The Cougars finished the first round in second place with a 360, edging out Mt. Vernon by five strokes. Scores drastically improved by the end of the second round, however, with the Cougars shooting a low-round 333 to finish with a 693.
All four Cougars had record-breaking second rounds. Columbus State's top performer sophomore Sean Pusey shot an 85-74--159 to finish second overall. Her 74 (+2) round was a career-low and included her first career hole-in-one.
Sophomore Kellie Feehan carded an 87-83--170, a season-best, who finished seventh. Like Pusey, freshman Sydney Kelly (pictured right) posted a career-best with a 91-87--178 to tie for ninth overall. Rounding out the scoring was sophomore Claudia Podolski, who concluded with a 97-89--186 for a15th place finish, a season-low.
Breanna Nowak of Indiana University East was the low medalist with 77-75--152.
The Cougars will compete again April 29-30 at the Region XII tournament, held at Bent Tree Golf Club. The team will be playing 36 holes on Friday and 18 holes on Saturday. Tee time is 8:00 am on Friday and 9:00 on Saturday.