RECAP | Hensler's Career-Best Round Highlights Weekend at Illinois Wesleyan Fall Classic

Megg Hensler topped the Franklin leader board at the event
Megg Hensler topped the Franklin leader board at the event

NORMAL, Ill. – The Franklin women's golf team teed it up for the second time in the fall over the weekend, taking part in the Illinois Wesleyan Fall Classic at Ironwood Golf Club.

Facing off against one of the largest fields they will encounter this fall, the Grizzlies placed 15th overall with a two-round score of 694 (343-351).

Leading the way for the Grizzlies was sophomore Megg Hensler, who earned a share of 52nd overall with a 167 (79-88). The day one score of 79 was not only the low round of the weekend for all Franklin players, but a new career-low round for the Madison, Ind.-native. Not far behind her in second place on the team was senior Keely Townsend, who tied for 62nd place with a 172 (85-87).

Senior Hannah Sharkey finished the weekend with a 174 (88-86), finishing in a tie for 69th place overall. Sophomore Jaley Scholsser took 77th place with a 181 (93-88) and Avery Auton rounded out the FC lineup with a 200 (101-99) and a tie for 87th place.

Washington University (Mo.) ran away with the team title, shooting a 588 (293-295) to win by 16 shots. Grinnell's Nina Kouchi earned medalist honors with a three-under 141 (72-69), winning by one shot.

The Grizzlies get back at it next weekend, heading to Bluffton, Ohio for the Bluffton University Invitational at Bluffton Golf Course on Sept. 22-23.