Moir's magnificent round leads Pioneers to third-place finish at HCAC Preview

Moir's magnificent round leads Pioneers to third-place finish at HCAC Preview

Nicholasville, Ky. – A landmark round by Transylvania junior Meredith Moir lifted the Transylvania women's golf team to a third-place team finish Sunday afternoon at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Preview tournament, hosted by Transylvania at Keene Run Golf Course.

Moir followed up a Saturday round one score of 82 with a three-under par 70 in Sunday's second and final round to finish in third place with a two-round score of 152.

Moir's round is believed to be the best single round, relative to par, in Transylvania women's golf history, if not the best of her collegiate career since coming to Transylvania in 2016. The reigning HCAC Women's Golfer of the Year finished in third place on the individual leaderboard, four strokes back of Centre's Alison Miller, who finished in first place with a 148.

Sophomore Lexie Lamar completed an impressive weekend with a two-round score of 162 to finish in a tie for ninth place. Sophomore Rachel Fine turned in a 165, and junior Jenna Soderling turned in a two-round score of 166.

"Lexie did a great job of leading our team in round one, while Meredith played one of the best rounds I've ever seen during round two," analyzed Transylvania women's golf head coach Tyrus York.

Thanks to three top-20 finishes by Pioneer golfers, Transylvania recorded a team score of 645 to place third at the Invitational.

"It's hard to be upset with an outcome when your team is producing record-breaking performances," added an aspirant York. "We certainly wish the finish was higher but also know that we are close to achieving our goals."

Keene Run Golf Course served as an opportunity for the Pioneers, along with the nine other HCAC schools to take their first shot at the venue which will serve as the championship course for this fall's HCAC women's golf championships in three weeks.

The Pioneers return to play on Sunday, October 1 when they visit Montgomery, Alabama for the Montgomery C.C. Intercollegiate.

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