Another road trip. Another top-10 finish. 

Ball State women's golf finished second at the Kzoo Classic Oct. 4. The team scored a 309 in its final round. Ball State's two day total of 913 was behind only Eastern Michigan's 896.

The Cardinals finished ahead of the four other MAC schools in a tournament that had 10 teams. Both of Ball State's seniors finished inside the top 10 in the individual standings. 

Kzoo Classic Leaderboard 

Kelsey Sear: T4

Allison Lindley: T9

Sydney Anderson: 12

Manon Tounalom: T17

Morgan Nadaline: T29


Senior Kelsey Sear led the Cardinals with a 225 to close out the tournament in a tie for fourth. This was Sear's first top-five finish this fall. She entered the final round in a tie for third. 

Fellow senior Allison Lindley had a 228 in the final round to finish the tournament tied for ninth. Head coach Katherine Mowat attributed the top-10 finishes to smart play by both Sear and Lindley. 

"They were both extremely steady throughout the tournament," she said. 

Mowat also credited both seniors with their play around the greens.

"They had a lot of putts for par and got good birdie looks," she said. 

Sophomore Sydney Anderson, who recorded a top-10 finish at the Cardinal Classic Sept. 19-20, finished in 12th place. 

Freshman Manon Tounalom finished in a tie for 17th with round scores of 77, 75, and 83 (235 total). Her final score of 19-over-par was the best result that she has posted this season.

Ball State had never played at the Moors Golf Course in Portage, Michigan, before, but Mowat said getting a feel for the course during the practice round helped the team perform well throughout the tournament.

"We worked really hard during the practice round to understand the course," she said. 

Mowats said the coaching staff and the players created a game plan for each hole during that practice round to prep for the 54-hole tournament. 

The Cardinals have now finished fourth or better in the past two tournaments and will be back on the road again next week in Port Clinton, Ohio. The Rocket Classic begins Oct. 10. The two-day tournament will conclude on Oct. 11.