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IU women’s golf season opener cut short



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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

The IU women's golf team finished 15th out of 19 teams to begin its 2018-19 season at the Cougar Classic in South Carolina.

The 19-team tournament was cut short due to the impending weather from Hurricane Florence, which is approaching the East Coast's southern states.

Each of the teams was only able to complete two of the tournament's three rounds before the cancellation of the tournament. 

The Hoosiers struggled through their opening weekend, finishing the first round 16 strokes over par to find themselves in 16th place. IU improved by 11 strokes in the second round to conclude the rain-filled weekend in 15th place with a team score of 591 strokes.

Senior Erin Harper had a solid outing, finishing at two under par through 36 holes, and sophomore Angela Aung took four strokes off during her second-round performance, as Aung finished at four over par.

Harper finished in a tie for 22nd, while Aung was tied for 48th.

The tournament, organized by the College of Charleston, included seven of the nation's top 25 teams.

Florida and Vanderbilt dominated the tournament, finishing at 30 and 27 under par, respectively. 

IU will look to improve this upcoming weekend in East Lansing, Michigan, at the Mary Fossum Invitational, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

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