MADISON, Ind. – The Franklin women's golf team improved by two spots on Sunday afternoon, earning a fifth place finish at the Hanover Fall Invitational.
The Grizzlies carded a two-day score of 716 (350-366), vaulting past Spalding University and Mt. St. Joseph in the second round. Leading the way was senior and Franklin-native Hannah White, who finishing tied for ninth place overall with a 168 (79-89). It's the highest career finish for White and her round one 79 set a new personal-low round.
Junior Keely Townsend finished second on the Grizzlies and earned a tie for 12th place overall with a 169 (84-85). The Muncie, Ind.-native had the Grizzlies' low round on day two with an 85.
Freshman Megg Hensler carded back-to-back 94s for a 188 and a tie for 36th place. Jaley Schlosser earned a share of 39th place with a 191 (93-98) while Madyson Elmore finished with a 95 on day one before withdrawing on day two.
Three Grizzlies competed as individuals at the event. Mary Tingle earned a share of 51st place with a 199 (93-106), Mackenzie Black tied for 56th with a 208 (101-107) and Sami Roberts finished in 60th place with a 212 (104-108).
Hanover College finished atop the standings, winning by six shots over Rose-Hulman. Hanover's Allison Goodwin earned medalist honors with a 159 (78-81), winning by one shot over two players.
The Grizzlies' fall schedule rolls on in two weeks when they head to Louisville, Ky. for the HCAC Preview Tournament on Sept. 23-24.