Rough outing for JCU in first match of year

March 26th, 2014


Heading into the first match of the 2014 spring season, the John Carroll University women’s golf team traveled to the Mount Union Spring Invitational at Tannenhauf Golf Course  in Alliance, Ohio on Saturday, March 22.


Alliance had the same tendencies as University Heights: freezing cold weather that makes you layer up in your scarves and mittens.


The Blue Streaks kicked off the spring season with an 11th place finish out of 12 teams with a score of 455 strokes. Other Ohio Athletic Conference teams included Muskingum University, who took 483 strokes to complete the course, Heidelberg University  finished in 9th place (398), Ohio Northern University (7th, 381), Capital University (6th, 367), Otterbein University (4th, 364), the University of Mount Union placed (3rd, 360), and the overall winner of the meet, Baldwin Wallace University (350). Wooster College was runner up with a close score of 354.


Starting the team off strong was sophomore Jackie Weisenberger, who tied at 33rd with a card of 97. Senior Katherine Corbitt also tied for 57th with a back nine of 54,  finishing up with a 112.  Senior Maggie Hutchison rounded out the team as she tied for 43rd with a score of 101.


The women’s team will travel to the Capital Spring Tournament at the Westchester Golf Course in Winchester, Ohio this coming Saturday and Sunday, March 29-30.