BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Albion College posted the second-lowest team score in the first round of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association women's golf fall finale at the Bedford Valley Country Club.
"Our golfers played with incredible belief in their ability," Albion Head Coach Jordan McArleton said. "They practiced and prepared hard, and when we got on the course, they just trusted what we had trained. We've got one more important day to go, but I'm proud of how we played today."
Thanks to its successful round, Albion surged to third place in the MIAA standings for the season.
Weather permitting, the second round of the tournament begins Saturday morning at 9 o'clock.
MIAA Women's Golf Fall Finale (first round)
Team Scores: Saint Mary's 304, Albion 336, Calvin 342, Hope 343, Alma 346, Olivet 346, Trine 350, Kalamazoo 370, Adrian 371
Albion scores: Madison Kroetsch 81, Megan Moco 81, Sydney Cohn 87, Anika Krishnan 87, Bailey Downs 97
Low individual: Lauren Reed (Saint Mary's 74)
MIAA Standings (through 90 holes): Saint Mary's 1,553, Hope 1,690, Albion 1,733, Calvin 1,735, Alma 1,745, Olivet 1,761, Trine 1,811, Adrian 1,864, Kalamazoo 1,887
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