After a successful spring season, the University of Evansville women’s golf team is set for the 2018 Missouri Valley Conference Championship at Sand Creek Golf Course in Newton, Kan.
The three-round tournament has undergone some slight schedule changes due to forecasted adverse weather conditions. Saturday will feature practice rounds for teams to get their first look at the course at Sand Creek Station. The first round of competition begins on Sunday with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start, while Monday’s second round will start at 10:30 a.m. with teams teeing off at holes No. 1 and 10. The final round of the MVC Championship begins at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday with tee times at holes No. 1 and 10.
Evansville heads into the MVC Championship after a strong spring season, led by freshman Sophia Rohleder who leads the team with an 80.91 stroke average over 21 rounds. Rohleder opened her collegiate career with an 82.55 stroke average in the fall, but showed improvement this spring with a 78.80 stroke average, including four top 20 finishes. The freshman’s 80.91 stroke average this season ranks 41st best in the MVC. Just behind Rohleder this season with an 81.78 stroke average is junior Madison Chaney whose stroke average sits 45th in The Valley.
The first round of the tournament begins on Sunday with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.