Strong wind and course challenge Pioneers at DePauw

Strong wind and course challenge Pioneers at DePauw

CLAYTON, Ind.—Strong winds coupled with a difficult course made it challenging for the Transylvania University women's golf team at the DePauw Small College Classic Sunday.

"We had a tough time at the DePauw Invitational," head coach Keilly Purdom said. "We will continue to focus on being at our best for the conference tournament in October."

Despite the obstacles, the Pioneers improved by 12 shots on the second day of play finishing with a team total of 379 Sunday.

Senior Jerra Kelsey posted a team best round of 82 Sunday. Kelsey dropped three birdies over the two rounds, which tied for third best for the event. Senior Alyssa Thompson one of just five eagles for the tournament. The event was held at Deer Creek Golf Club, a 5,803-yard, par-72 course.

"This team has such heart as has come together this season," Purdom said, "as a family and has learned what it means to support each other. I am extremely confident with continued practice and determination, we will have a successful season."

Washington University (Mo.) won the event with a two-round total of 641, as the Pioneers finished 15th.

The Pioneers travel to Franklin College Oct. 5 for the Franklin Invitational in what will be the final event prior to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament set for Oct. 11.