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IU finishes tied-ninth at Big Ten Championships



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Then-sophomore, now-junior Erin Harper putts during the first round of the IU Invitational on April 8, 2017, at the IU Golf Course. Harper finished the 2018 Mary Fossum Invitational tied for sixth place.  Josh Eastern Buy Photos

In a season where IU women’s golf finished in the top 10 of each tournament, Coach Clint Wallman felt the team had progressed to take itself into the upper echelon.

The Hoosiers were unable to achieve finishing as high as they would've liked, despite managing to crack the top 10 once again.

IU traveled to Maineville, Ohio, for the Big Ten Championships and finished tied for ninth.

IU tied with Wisconsin in the tournament, while Michigan State took the title for the second-straight season.

Only one golfer cracked the top 15 of the field as freshman Priscilla Schmid shot a 216 over the course of three rounds.

This marked the first time since 2016 an IU golfer finished in the top 15 of the field. This was also the first top 10 finish for the team since that year.

Junior Erin Harper was the only other Hoosier to make the top 40 as she finished in a tie for 22nd.

Freshman Mary Parsons has averaged the lowest round score for IU this season, however, and has not made the top 10 since the Westbrook Invitational in late February. 

Parsons finished in a tie for 43rd in Maineville. 

Senior Alix Kong, tied-49th, and sophomore Elisa Pierre, 74th, rounded out the lineup for IU. 

IU now awaits to see if its season will continue as the selection show for NCAA Regionals takes place Wednesday. 

The team has not qualified for a Regional since 2016 when IU finished 15th in Bryan, Texas.

Stefan Krajisnik

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