Rachel Fine wins one-hole playoff to lead Transylvania women's golf to first-place finish at Franklin

Rachel Fine with scoreboard

Franklin, Ind. – Led by sophomore Rachel Fine, the Transylvania women's golf team wrapped up its regular season by coming from behind to win the Franklin Invitational on Sunday afternoon.

Fine, who was in third place after shooting an 81 on Saturday,­­­­ fired a 79 in Sunday's second round to force a playoff with Keely Townsend of Franklin College. Fine needed just one hole to defeat Townsend for the tournament crown. On the weekend, Fine tallied five birdies and 16 pars.

Transylvania junior Meredith Moir also turned in a strong showing on the course this weekend, following up a first-round 83 with an 80 on Sunday to finish just three strokes behind the leaders for third place.

After finishing the first round in second place, the Pioneers used a strong second round to overcome the host Franklin College Grizzlies for the overall team victory.

The duo of seniors Lindsay Bloom and Keeley Goff played their final rounds of golf for the Pioneers this weekend, competing as individuals in the tournament. Bloom finished T-38th and recorded one birdie while Goff finished T-52nd.

Having qualified last autumn for the NCAA Division III Women's Golf National Championships by clinching the conference's automatic bid, the Pioneers now look ahead to the four-round championship tournament in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida.

The championships will get underway on Tuesday, May 8 at the Mission Inn Resort.

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