USI posts fifth-place finish at Jan Weaver Invitational


MURRAY, Ken. – University of Southern Indiana Women’s Golf completed three rounds at the Jan Weaver Invitational hosted by Murray State University and finish fifth out of seven teams Tuesday afternoon at the Miller Memorial Golf Course.
The Screaming Eagles used a two-round opening day to position themselves in sixth place after shooting 341 and 323 in the first and second rounds, respectively. Junior Haylee Exline (Poseyville, Indiana) highlighted USI’s team effort with a two-round 157 (+13) to sit in a tie for 15th. Also cracking the top 25 was junior Halle Gutwein (DeMotte, Indiana) who finished 22-over-par (166) to tie for 24th.
Round three pushed the Eagles up to fifth place after shooting 34-over-par (336). Exline completed the tournament in a tie for 17th with a 237 (+21) to earn her best rank this season and second-best three-round score this season. Gutwein totaled 244 (+28) to place a tie for 21st to secure her best finish in the 2022-23 campaign.
Murray State University sat atop the podium with a two-day score of 898 (+34) while the Racers’ Payton Carter won the tournament shooting at par in all three rounds.
The Eagles compete in the Ohio Valley Conference Championship April 16-18 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at The Shoals. This will be the first postseason appearance for USI in NCAA Division I history.