USI Women’s Golf completes play at Braun Intercollegiate


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Women’s Golf concluded its fall season Tuesday by placing two individuals in the top 30 at the Braun Intercollegiate. As a team, USI placed 11th with a two-round 667 (340-327).
The tournament was a two-round event by the University of Evansville at Oak Meadow Country Club on Evansville’s north side. The University of Northern Iowa and Indiana State University tied for the top spot and advanced to a playoff immediately following the completion of the second round.  The Sycamores came out victorious following one playoff hole.
Senior Katelyn Sayyalinh (Rockford, Illinois) and senior Halle Gutwein (DeMotte, Indiana) put together two consistent rounds over the two days of competition to finish t-21 and t-28, respectively. Sayyalinh shot a 36-hole 160 (80-80) while Gutwein put together back-to-back rounds of 81 toward a 162. The two Eagles’ second rounds highlighted the final day, especially on the back nine. Going into the clubhouse on Tuesday, Gutwein shot a two-over 38 on the backside and Sayyalinh carded a one-over 37 on the back nine holes. The two combined with five birdies during the tournament.
Junior Baileigh Schneider (Huntingburg, Indiana) improved in the final 18 holes, shooting five strokes better on Tuesday than in Monday’s opening round. Freshman Alexis Wymer (Bridgeport, Illinois) also made a jump up on Tuesday, lowering her score by eight strokes in the last 18 holes. Wymer finished t-59 and Schneider placed t-61.
Concluding the fall season, the Screaming Eagles will return to action in the spring at the Huntsville Intercollegiate in early March in Huntsville, Alabama. The spring championship season finishes with the Ohio Valley Conference Championship in mid-April.