Moir wins HCAC Women’s Golf Championship, Soderling places second on individual leaderboard

Moir wins HCAC Women’s Golf Championship, Soderling places second on individual leaderboard

Terre Haute, Ind. -  Transylvania women's golfer Meredith Moir captured the individual championship at the 2016 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Golf Championships on Sunday at the Hulman Links Golf Course.

The leader atop the individual leaderboard after Saturday's Round One 78, Moir followed up the opening-round performance with a Round Two score of 87 to finish three strokes ahead of fellow sophomore teammate Jenna Soderling.

Soderling, who entered the second and final round in second place on the individual leaderboard with a Round One 87, improved upon her first round score with an 81 in Round Two, the lowest score by any golfer on Sunday.

Moir and Soderling's efforts resulted in a 1-2 finish by Transylvania women's golfers at the HCAC Tournament, completing a tremendous fall for the Pioneers squad under head coach Tyrus York, who took the reins of the women's golf program back in March 2016.

The Pioneers as a whole took fourth place in the team competition, as freshman Lexie Lamar came in third on the Pioneers' leaderboard, matching Moir's 87 in Sunday's second round. Junior Lindsay Bloom shot a second-round 100 to factor in her score to the Pioneers' efforts.

Hanover College took first place on the team leaderboard to capture the team award.

As the individual champion of the HCAC Women's Golf Championships, Moir was named the HCAC Most Valuable Player for Women's Golf.

Both Moir and Soderling were selected to the All-HCAC Team for Women's Golf. a