Women's golf wins Heidelberg Invitational in Team Playoff

Women's golf wins Heidelberg Invitational in Team Playoff

TIFFIN, Ohio - The Mount St. Joseph University women's golf team edged past the Scots of The College of Wooster in a team playoff, after the teams ended the two round event tied at 691. 

After the first 18-holes of play the Lions held a two-stroke lead of Wooster, with Isabella Olthaus (Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton) leading the way in the first round firing in a team-low 83. 

Wooster would catch up to the Lions in round two, as the Lions struggled a bit to the tune of two 88's and an 89. Emma Schrand (Cincinnati, Ohio/McAuley) continued to be the model of consistency atop the Lions lineup. She carded consecutive scores of 84 to finish in sixth place in the tournament. Olthaus followed her opening round 83 with a second round 89 to finish in 11th place. 

Hayley Quatman (Cincinnati, Ohio/McAuley) finished the the tournament in a tie for 13th place with two round total of 173. Senior Carissa Pitts (Trenton, Ohio/Edgewood) finished with a total of 178, in a tie for 19th place. Patricia Windholtz (Newark, Ohio/Newark Catholic) rounded out the Lions lineup, finishing in 30th place with a 182. 

After finishing the first round with a 342 team score and a two stroke lead, the Lions allowed Wooster to come back in round number two. After the 36 hole event had finished both teams had a score of 691, setting the stage for a team playoff. 

All five golfers from each team headed out to the first tee, each player would play the hole and the team with the lowest four player score at the end of the hole would win. "It was really a cool sight" said Mount St. Joseph head coach Joe Sparhawk. "We had 10 balls in play, and 10 balls on the green at the same time. It took nearly 40 minutes to complete the hole."

In the end though Lions would come out ahead by two strokes, they registered a par, two bogey's and a double-bogey in the playoff. It was the team's second team win of the young season, coming just two weeks after the last win. 

The Lions will take to the course again next weekend as they head to Bluffton for the HCAC Preview tournament.