Indiana women’s golf likely finished its season at the Big Ten Championships this weekend, as qualification for NCAA Regionals is slim. The team scored a 922, 70-over par and came in 13th place out of 14 teams.
The Hoosiers got off to a slow start on Friday morning and found themselves in 14th place. Freshman Aine Donegan was the team’s leading scorer in the first round with a 77, six-over par as the team scored a 313, 29-over par.
Indiana improved by 10 strokes on Saturday and moved up into a tie for 13th place with Iowa. Senior Mary Parsons led the way in the second round scoring a 71, even-par. The team’s score of 303, 19-over par was its best round of the weekend.
In the final round, on Sunday, freshmen Donegan and Margaret Fernandez stepped up to lead the team. Donegan shot a 73, 2-over par and Fernandez scored a 74, 3-over par. The team scored a 306, 22-over par to finish with a total score of 922, 70-over par, good enough to edge out Iowa for 13th place by six strokes.
Donegan led the team to score a 225, 12-over par and tied for 38th overall. The freshman played in every round of Indiana’s season and was the team’s leading scorer in every tournament.
Fernandez’s big third round boosted her up to be Indiana’s second leading scorer this weekend. She scored a 231, 18-over par and tied for 58th among individuals.
Fifth-year senior Mary Parsons scored a 233, 20-over par in what was likely her last tournament with Indiana. She placed 67th overall.
Junior Valerie Clancy scored a 238, 25-over par in her first tournament in over a month, returning from injury. Clancy tied for 77th overall.
Senior Alexis Miestowski scored a 240, 27-over par, placing 79th overall and freshman Beatriz Junqueira scored a 241, 28-over par and tied for 80th place.
Although the tournament wasn’t Indiana’s best showing of the season, the team fought to the last round. Now, all that’s left to do is wait to see if they can continue that fight.
The 2022 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf selection show will be held at 4 p.m. on April 27. Seventy-twoteams and 36 individuals will be selected and dispersed into six regional locations. Indiana will likely be on the outside looking in on the NCAA Regionals, but Donegan may have a chance to qualify for an individual spot.