McKay medalist at HCAC tourney
Monday, October 15, 2012 11:00 AM
Hanover sophomore Brooke McKay won medalist honors to lead Hanover College's women's golf team to a runner-up finish at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championships this weekend.
The second round of the 36-hole tournament was completed Sunday at the par-72, 5,844-yard Legends of Indiana Golf Course in Franklin where McKay fired an 84-84-167 to win the Heartland Conference individual championship by two strokes over Franklin College's Sarah Craven. Craven had led McKay by three shots heading into the final round.
McKay, of Carmel, is the second Hanover golfer to win medalist honors at the conference finale in the past three years. Former Hanover standout Molly Burpo also placed first at the 2010 HCAC championships.
In addition to McKay, Brittany Mosteller, a freshman from Indianapolis, and Becky Roberts, a senior from Avon, also posted top-eight finishes to earn all-conference honors.
Mosteller was sixth with a two-day total of 87-91-178 and Roberts, the HCAC's freshman of the year in 2009, was eighth in 85-98-183.
Sloane Hamilton, a junior from Mason, Ohio, was 14th in the 38-golfer field to complete Hanover's scoring with a 92-94-186.
Hanover's 347-367-714 team score was 18 shots behind host Franklin, which won the league title with a 336-360-696. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology was third with at 361-386-747, Transylvania was fourth in 368-386-754, Manchester was fifth at 371-396-767, College of Mount St. Joseph was sixth at 362-408-770 and Defiance was seventh at 381-396-777.
Hanover's McKay was named HCAC Most Valuable Player while Franklin's Christie Cates was named Freshman of the Year and Grizzlies' coach Roger Lundy was named Coach of the Year.