FORT WAYNE, Ind. – With three scores in the 70's on Friday the Taylor women's golf team shattered the school record for the lowest 18-hole team score in school history as the Trojans posted a team tally of 314 in the opening round of the Saint Francis Invitational.
Maddie Thomas led the way for TU as the freshman posted the lowest 18-hole score in program history with a 4-over par round of 76 on the beautiful 5,833-yard, par-72 layout at Cobblestone Golf Club. Thomas enters Saturday's final round in a tie for ninth place, six shots behind the leader.
Senior Brittany Pfaff, fresh off a tie for medalist at the Spring Arbor Fall Classic on Monday, fired a career-best round of 77 while freshman Annie Stimmel finished with a 78 to lead the Trojans to the record-breaking score.
The team score of 314 is 16 shots better than the previous program best, set earlier this season in the Indiana Wesleyan Invitational.
Taylor's team score of 314 places the Trojans in fifth place in the ten-team field. Northwestern Ohio blistered the field with a 295 to take the lead after round one while Indiana Wesleyan (304), Saint Francis (305), and Bethel (309) round out the top four.
Saturday's final round will be played at Cherry Hill Golf Club with playing beginning with an 8:00 am shotgun start.