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PNW Takes 4th Place at Taylor University Invitational

PNW Takes 4th Place at Taylor University Invitational
Sunday, September 8, 2019
PNW Takes 4th Place at Taylor University Invitational

UPLAND, Ind. – The PNW Women’s Golf team took fourth place on the road at the Taylor University Players Club Invitational, shooting a team score of 690 over the two days of play.  Libby Huston (Yale, Mich./Yale) led the team with a personal score of 162, tying her personal best and PNW’s individual school record. 

“After a disappointing day one, the women really responded for the second round,” said Head Coach Randy Wexter. “We know as a team that we are leaving a lot of shots on the course. We will work this week to make better club selections and overall course management decisions.”

Senior Lauren Bailey (Wanatah, Ind./Lacrosse) played a fairly consistent game, putting up scores of 84 and 85 across the two days of play. Junior Sydney Valiska (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way East) cut six strokes off her score from the first round, scoring an 89 and 83. Seniors Darian Smith (Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores) and Rachel Pennington (Circleville, Ohio/Logan Elm) finished 33rd in 187 and 36th in 189 respectively.

Host Taylor University took the invitational title with a team score of 603.

The Pride will return to action on September 30th at the Lewis University Invitational in Lemont, Ill.

Taylor University Players Club Invitational

TEAM RESULTS-- 4. Purdue University (349-341-690)

PLAYER RESULTS-- T13. Libby Huston 84-78-162; 19. Lauren Bailey 84-85-169; T21. Sydney Valiska 89-83-172; 33. Darian Smith 92-95-187; 36. Rachel Pennington 94-95-189.