The University of Findlay women`s golf team kicked off their season at the University of Indianapolis Fall Invitational on Monday, September 9. Findlay, #9 in the nation for Division II women`s golf, compete in a field that consist of 10 of the 15 teams playing that are ranked inside the top 25. The Oilers currently sit in (place) going into the third in final round after shooting a two round total of 584,(293,291).
In the first round, the Oilers were led by senior Meredith Wipper and redshirt freshman Danbi Kim. They each would shot under par rounds of 71 to pace the Oilers. Wipper, an all-East Region honoree last season, would end up making three birdies for her steady round, while Kim would make four of her own.
Along with those two, Kristina Kniesly and Jill Schmitmeyer would shoot a pair of 75`s for the first round of the tournament. Kniesly would have 13 pars throughout the round, and Schmitmeyer would add three birdies to make up their round totals. Also, competing for the Oilers is Makenzie Keenoy. Keenoy shot a first round score of 84 to round out the scoring for the first round.
In the second round of the event, the Oilers would continue to have their success at Prairie View Golf Club. Wipper would once again be able to put together an under par round. However, she would beat her round one score of 71 by one to post a 70 (-2) and two round total of 141. She currently has made 8 birdies in the tournament good for second best in the tournament thus far and her score puts her in a tie for second place.
Following up Wipper was Kniesly with a two round total of 147 (75,72). Kniesly is currently tied for 12th. Also for the Oilers in the second round and their two round total was Schmitmeyer sitting in a tie for 14th heading into the final round, shot a second round score of 72. This makes her two round total come to 148. Rounding out the Oilers were Kim and Keenoy with second round scores of 77 and 87. Kim is currently in a tie for 14th and Kennoy in 72nd.
With this two round total of 284, this currently is the second best 36-hole team score in program history. The Oilers team currently leads the field in birdies made with 23 and in solo second as a team heading into the final round starting at 8:45 a.m.