UPLAND, Ind. – Riding a streak of three consecutive tournament victories the Taylor women's golf team will compete in the Crossroads League Championship on Monday and Tuesday at Eagle Eye Golf Course in Lansing, Michigan.
The Trojans overcame a 12-shot deficit to claim a one stroke victory over Bethel in the Rumble at the Rock last weekend as TU collected its third straight tournament title. The Trojans enter the Crossroads League Championship as one of the hottest teams in the conference. Taylor claimed a victory at the Huntington Invitational on April 14 followed by a win at the Ackerman-Allen Classic on April 17 and a victory at Rock Hollow on April 22.
Taylor's line-up will feature a mixture of youth and experience. Freshman Maddie Thomas leads the team with an 81.3 scoring average and will play No. 1 for the Trojans. Sophomore Raquel Helton will play No. 2 and has an 84.2 scoring average. The No. 3 spot features the Trojans' lone senior in Brittany Pfaff who carries an 83.0 scoring average and tied for medalist honors at the 36-hole Cougar Classic played at Eagle Eye in the fall. Junior Grace Elenbaas will play No. 4 and has an 85.8 scoring average followed by sophomore Elizabeth Jackson at No. 5 with an 86.3 scoring average.
The Trojans have fared well against fellow Crossroads League foes in recent weeks with TU defeating every Crossroads League team except for Marian at least once during the spring season. Marian enters the Crossroads League Championship as the favorite as the Knights are ranked No. 23 in the latest NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll and have claimed three straight Crossroads League Championships.
The championship will feature 54 holes of competition played over two days on Monday and Tuesday. Monday will consist of the first and second rounds with the final round of action slated for Tuesday morning. Monday's opening round will begin with a 9:00 am shotgun start with the Trojans starting on holes 6-10 in a pairing with Indiana Wesleyan and Grace.