INDIANAPOLIS – The Taylor women's golf team closed its 2014-15 season with a fifth place finish at the Crossroads League Championship at Eagle Creek Golf Course on Tuesday.
The Trojans fired their lowest round of the 54-hole tournament during the second round as TU closed out the final nine holes of the round in strong fashion on Tuesday morning to fire a team score of 346. Freshman Grace Elenbaas paced the Trojans during round two with a career-low round of 84. TU also got a pair of 86's from sophomore Brittany Pfaff and freshman Courtney Feagans while sophomore Libby Hansen's 90 rounded out the scoring for TU in round two.
Taylor struggled during the final round which began immediately following the conclusion of round two on Tuesday. Pfaff carded her best round of the championship with an 85 and Feagans added an 88 but Elenbaas, who battled sickness during the afternoon round, finished with a 91 and senior Lauren Anderson added a 95 for Taylor final counting score. Taylor shot 359 in the final round to finish with a three round total of 1,062.
Indiana Wesleyan, who began the final round 12 shots behind the Trojans, carded a score of 341 to surpass Taylor and earn a fourth place finish while TU slipped to fifth, matching Taylor finish in the Crossroads League Tournament last season.
Pfaff was the low finisher for TU with a three-round total of 259 (88-86-85), good enough for 15th place in the 34-player field.
Marian utilized a final round comeback to edge Bethel by one stroke and claim its second straight Crossroads League Championship. Bethel's Jocelyn Ojala closed with a tournament-low round of 73 (+1) to claim medalist honors with a three-round total of 237 (84-80-73).
Marian freshman Alexa West earned the Crossroads-League Player of the Year award while Knights' coach Brett Cope earned Coach of they Year.
Taylor will graduate two seniors, Lauren Anderson and Marisa Williamson, but the Trojans return each of their top four players in Pfaff, Hansen, Elenbaas, and Feagans. The quartet of returning players will also be joined by TU's three-player recruiting class in the fall.