BLUFFTON, Ohio – The Franklin women's golf team turned in their best finish of the fall, securing a second place finish at the Beaver Fall Classic, hosted by Bluffton University.
The Grizzlies shot a two-round score of 690 (351-339), making a serious push for the top spot with their results on day two, missing out on the team championship by just three shots.
For the third straight event, sophomore Megg Hensler topped the leaderboard for the Grizzlies. The Madison, Ind.-native turned in another strong performance, earning a share of second place with a 160 (82-78). It marks the second straight week Hensler brought home a runner-up finish after firing a career-best two-round score.
Joining Hensler in the top-five was senior Keely Townsend, as the Muncie, Ind.-native finished in a tie for fifth place overall with a 170 (88-82). Townsend recorded her best round of the fall on Sunday, making the biggest improvement from round one to round two among the Franklin top-five.
Senior Hannah Sharkey improved her standing by seven spots on Sunday, earning a share of 13th place with a 181 (93-88). Sophomore Jaley Schlosser (89-94) and freshman Avery Auton (91-92) finished with identical scores of 173 and were two of four players to earn a share of 15th place.
Franklin had two players competing in the event as individuals. Freshman Maggie McComas earned a share of 22nd place with a 190 (94-96) while sophomore Mackenzie Black came in 33rd place with a 198 (105-93).
The Grizzlies will have two weeks off before heading to Springfield, Ohio for their final regular season event. The Grizzlies will compete in the Wittenberg Invitational, held at Springfield Country Club on Oct. 6-7.