Rio women’s golf finishes 8th at RSC Fall Preview


By Randy Payton - For Ohio Valley Publishing



FLORENCE, Ind. — The University of Rio Grande posted an eighth place finish at the River States Conference Women’s Golf Fall Preview, which wrapped up a two-day run on Tuesday at Belterra Golf Course.

The RedStorm finished with a team total of 241-over par 809.

Indiana University East held off Asbury University for the team championship, posting a team total of 101-over par 669 – four shots better than the Eagles. Midway University finished third at 117-over par 685.

Individually, IU East’s Breanna Nowak took top honors with a two-shot win over Point Park University’s Joey Walz.

Nowak, who entered Tuesday’s final round just one over par, finished with a 15-over total of 157. Walz had a 5-over par 76 on Tuesday, but closed with a total of 159.

Rio’s top score came from freshman Abby Eichmiller (Vincent, OH), who finished in a tie for 26th place after being tied for 15th following Monday’s opening round. She finished with a second round score of 100 for a 36-hole total of 190.

Freshman Elizabeth Leach (Waterford, OH) had the RedStorm’s best round on Tuesday with a 94 and finished 32nd in the 47-player field with a total of 200.

Others representing the RedStorm included sophomore Kimberly Edelmann (Gallipolis, OH), who placed 35th with a two-day total of 209; freshman Hunter Rockhold (Clinton, OH), who tied for 36th at 210; and freshman Erin Fridley (Delaware, OH), who was 41st with a total of 218.

Rio Grande is scheduled to return to action on Saturday and Sunday at the Shawnee State University Fall Invitational in Friendship, Ohio.

By Randy Payton

For Ohio Valley Publishing

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director at the University of Rio Grande.

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director at the University of Rio Grande.