Granville, Ohio – The Transylvania women's golf team opened up its 2016-17 season in rousing fashion at the Lynn Schweizer Invitational at the Denison Golf Club on Saturday and Sunday in a two-round affair.
"I'm very excited for this team in 2016 because they are just now scratching the surface of their potential," said head coach Tyrus York.
The event also marked the first fall competition for York, who took over as head coach of the Pioneers in March of 2016. "Their results this week were some of the best the program has had in recent memory," continued York. "They played a tough course against even tougher competition and represented the Pioneers well."
The Pioneers carded a two-day team score of 672, good for a seventh-place finish among a field of 17 teams. Transylvania freshman Meredith Moir shone brightly near the top of the leaderboard with a two-day score of 157 to register a top-10 finish in her first ever collegiate event.
York had high marks for all of his players who attended the event hosted by Denison. "Meredith and Jenna Soderling are solidifying themselves as two of the best players in our conference, and good thing continue to be on the way for them."
Soderling, a sophomore, came in second for the Transylvania field, shooting a 166 for the weekend. Freshman Lexie Lamar made her collegiate debut with a 174, while veteran Lindsay Bloom finished one stroke behind Lamar. Junior Keeley Goff rounded out the pack for the weekend with a 187.
"I'm extremely proud of Lexie Lamar as she stepped up and played her best golf to date, including qualifying, to help our team," added York. "Lindsay and Keeley are also very close to breaking through."
The Pioneers continue their fall season on Sunday, September 11 as they visit Rhodes College for a two-round event.
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