Carmel, Indiana – The University of Findlay women's golf team kicked off their season at the University of Indianapolis Fall Invitational on Monday, September 9. Findlay, who is ranked ninth in the nation, competed in a field that consisted of 10 of the top-25 teams in the nation. The Oilers currently sit in second place after two rounds with a 36-hole score of 584 (293, 291), the second-best two-round score in school history. They also lead the field in bridies with 23.
The Oilers were led by senior Meredith Wipper and red-shirt freshman Danbi Kim in the opening round They each would shot one-under par rounds of 71 to pace the Oilers. Wipper, an all-East Region honoree last season, would end up making three birdies for her steady round, while Kim would make four of her own.
Along with those two, Kristina Kniesly , also an all-East region honoree a year ago, and Jill Schmitmeyer would shoot a pair of 75's for the first round of the tournament. Kniesly had 13 pars throughout the round and Schmitmeyer added three birdies.
Mackenzie Keenoy rounded out the Oilers in competition at the event and she carded an 84 in the first round.
In the second round of the event, the Oilers would continue to have their success at Prairie View Golf Club. Wipper went low again during the second 18 holes of the day, shooting a 2-under par score of 70 and will head into the final round in a tie for second with a 141. Her eight birdies at the tournament is also the best mark in the field.
Kniesly fired an even-par 72 in the second and is tied for 12th with a 147 while Schmitmeyer posted a 72 as well and is tied for 14th with a 148.
Kim and Keenoy shot a 77 and 87, respectively, in the second round for Findlay as well. Kim is tied for 14th with a 148 while Keenoy is 77th with a 171.