The Ball State women’s golf team won the Mid-American Conference Preview and picked up its second tournament win of the season.
The MAC Preview was hosted by Ohio University at the Longaberger Golf Club on Monday in Nashport, Ohio.
The Cardinals finished day two with a score of 306, nine points ahead of its day one result of 315.
Junior Meghan Perry finished first at the event with 150 combined on the 36 hole tournament. Senior Zoe Camus finished in a tie for eighth with a 154. This marked another such competition where Ball State had numerous players finishing in the top ten.
Ball State’s sophomore No. 1 golfer Jenna Hague finished with 158.
Ball State coach Katherine Mowat said Ball State was able to play well despite the poor conditions in the first round.
“It was rainy and windy, not ideal conditions for golf,” Mowatt said.
After day one, they sat in a tie for second just one stroke off the lead.
The second round brought better golfing conditions and a better final ranking at the end of the day. The Cardinals finished the tournament in first three strokes ahead of Bowling Green, four ahead of Eastern Michigan and six ahead of Toledo.
“We were able to beat teams at this tournament [Toledo and Bowling Green] that we finished behind at the Illinois State tournament in September,” Perry said. “I think that the experience and confidence we got from this victory will help us later in the season.”
But that could still change when Ball State participates in the MAC Tournament Championship in April on the same course the MAC Preview was played on.
The Cardinals will next be competing in the SCU Colby Invitational hosted by Santa Clara Oct. 22 through the 23.