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IU breaks records in Las Vegas Showdown

The IU women’s golf team broke multiple team and individual records Tuesday en route to a 10th place finish at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown in Boulder City, Nevada.

Among the records broken for the Hoosiers were lowest team score for three rounds of a tournament — 847, 17 under par — as well as lowest individual score for three rounds of a tournament — 208, by senior Camille Chevalier.

In addition, Chevalier and junior Ana Sanjuan each tied the IU record for best individual round, with Chevalier posting a five-under 67 Sunday and Sanjuan matching the feat Monday.

IU Coach Clint Wallman said he was confident about the team’s chances heading into the tournament but said it’s difficult to foresee record-breaking performances.

“I’m not sure you can ever really anticipate this type of performance,” Wallman said. “They have it in them, there’s no doubt that they have it in them.”

Chevalier followed up her 67 Sunday with an even par 72 Monday and a 69 on the final day to put her in a tie for 13th place among individuals at the tournament.

“We supported each other both on the course and off the course,” Sanjuan said after Tuesday’s round.

Both Chevalier and Sanjuan, whose cumulative score of 212, four under par, earned her a tie for 31st place, credited the team’s support of each other for their successes.

“This was really a group achievement that we did all together,” Chevalier said.

Freshman Eva Domingo’s par score of 216, sophomore Pear Siriko’s 218 and freshman Erin Harper’s 218 rounded out the record team scorecard for the tournament, which took place at Boulder Creek Golf Club.

Wallman said he was pleased with the overall performance, but the Hoosiers’ eight double bogeys or higher throughout the tournament left him with more to be 

“We definitely left a lot of shots out there — we had the potential to go even deeper,” Wallman said. “We could’ve been in the 25-under range had we not put up some of the big numbers.”

However, overall, Wallman said he was proud of the team’s performance as it heads into its offseason mode, with the Hoosiers’ next tournament not coming until 
February in Puerto Rico.

“It’s definitely a confidence booster for sure,” Wallman said. “It’s one of those situations where we can look at this and say, ‘awesome,’ but there’s things out there we can do better. This is a great feather in the cap for the girls.”

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