Defending MVC Champions set to open 2021-22 season


UE heads to Boardman, Ohio


Looking to build on its Missouri Valley Conference Championship from the spring, the University of Evansville women’s golf team is set to embark on the 2021-22 campaign this weekend with a trip to Boardman, Ohio for the Roseann Schwartz Invitational.


An amazing finish to the spring of 2021 saw the Purple Aces take the MVC crown in a playoff hole against UNI before taking part in the NCAA Regional in Columbus, Ohio.  Just a handful of months following that run, UE is set to return to the course this weekend.


Hosted by Youngstown State, the Roseann Schwartz Invitational will feature a total of 36 holes with 18 being played on Monday and the final round on Tuesday.  Mill Creek Golf Course (North Course) will host the tournament with yardage set for 6,088 and par coming in at 72.


Monday’s action gets underway with tee times beginning at 8 a.m. ET while Tuesday features a 9 a.m. ET shotgun start.  Evansville joins a tournament field that includes Akron, Bucknell, Chicago State, Cleveland State, Dayton, Detroit Mercy, Mount St. Mary’s, Niagara, Saint Francis Univ., Walsh, Western Michigan and Youngstown State.


With the graduation of defending MVC Individual Champion Sophia Rohleder, Alyssa McMinn returns with the lowest scoring average from the spring.  A consistent season saw her finish with a 79.79 average with her low round of 71 coming at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate where she tied for 7th place.  Her top finish of third came at the ASU Spring Classic while her tie for 17th at the MVC Championship played a huge role in the team victory.


Allison Enchelmayer and Mallory Russell each finished the spring with an average of 81.11.  Enchelmayer carded a 71 in the opening round of the ISU Invitational on the way to a tie for 5th place.  She raised her level of play at the most important time, earning a 12th place tie at the MVC Championship while matching that finish at the Don Benbow Invitational.  In her inaugural season at UE, Russell started off with a tie for 7th at the ASU Spring Classic before tying for 12th at the Don Benbow Invitational.  At the MVC Championship, Russell was the first UE player to tee off in the playoff hole, setting the tone for the win.


Caitlin O’Donnell opened the spring with a tie for 14th at the ASU Spring Classic, but her low round of the season was the difference maker at conference.  A score of 73 in the first round of the MVC Championship helped the Aces jump atop the leaderboard on their way to the win.  Carly Frazier played in 13 spring rounds with her low round of 76 coming at the Jan Weaver Invite.  Taylor Keating saw three rounds of action at the ASU Spring Classic.


Newcomers Magdalena Borisova and Lucia Pantigozo join the squad for the fall.  Borisova is a native of Bulgaria while Pantigozo joins the program from Lima, Peru.