Calvin Women's Golf Opens Season in Strong Fashion at Kyle Campbell Classic

Calvin Women's Golf Opens Season in Strong Fashion at Kyle Campbell Classic

MARSHALL, Mich. - Calvin opened its 2018 season in strong fashion, posting a team score of 347 strokes on the first day of competition at the Olivet College Kyle Campbell Invitational held at the Medalist Golf Club.

The score is a 20-stroke improvement over Calvin's day one total a year ago at the same competition.

Sophomore Meredith Bult (Wheaton, Il./Wheaton Academy) made her collegiate golf debut with a round of 85 to lead the Knights. Bult is tied for 18th place heading into Saturday's final round of play.

Freshman Emma Dykhouse (Byron Center, Mich./South Christian HS) also had a strong collegiate debut, firing a round of 86. Senior Nicole VanderYacht (Kentwood, Mich./South Christian HS) and sophomore Linnea McDonnough (Pentwater, Mich./Pentwater HS) had rounds of 88. Freshman Kaylee Hirschman (Grand Ledge, Mich./Grand Ledge HS) also made her collegiate debut in solid fashion with a round of 92.

DePauw leads the 14-team field after day one with a team score of 311. Bethel is second at 316. Calvin is tied for sixth place with North Central College.

The final round of the 36-hole tournament is scheduled to take place on Saturday.

DAY ONE TEAM SCORES

DePauw 311
Bethel (Ind.) 316
Carthage 322
Hope 335
Albion 345
Calvin 347
North Central 347
Olivet 350
Trine 354
Cornerstone 375
Adrian 377
Kalamazoo 382
Wheaton 384
Cleary 392