Kreuzer Wins UIndy Fall Invite in Record Fashion

Kreuzer Wins UIndy Fall Invite in Record Fashion

Camel, Ind. - Lynn University women's golfer Helen Kreuzer secured herself as one of the top golfers in the nation following a record-breaking individual victory at the UIndy Fall Invitational.  The Fighting Knights tied for third as a team but it was Kreuzer who made headlines with a 54-hole program and tournament-record total of 207. 

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Standings:
 T-3rd out of 15 teams
Location: Prairie View Golf Club | Camel, Ind.
Par / Yardage: 72 / 6,147
History at Event: First appearance
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Lynn's final round 297 pushed its 54-hole total to 896, 13 shots back of host and winner Indianapolis (883).  Findlay (889) claimed second while Saint Leo (896) dropped into a tie for third and Barry (902) snuck into fifth place.
  • Kreuzer was nearly as dominant in the final round.  She led off the day with seven consecutive pars before birdies on two of her next three holes.  A bogey on her 11th hole was the only mistake as she closed out play with birdies on two of her final three holes.  Her 207 was 10-shots better than Indianapolis' Hunter Nugent (217) and Pilar Echeverria.
  • Matilda Wahren had to work for her even par 72 in tying for fourth place individually with a 218 total.  She started the day with a double-bogey, birdied her second hole and then bogeyed her fourth to move to two-over.  Wahren then played three-under par the rest of the way until a bogey on her final hole.
  • Amber Lee Svendsen finished her 54-holes strong with a four-over par 76, which included 15 pars.  She ended play with a 231 total.
  • Camila Ugalde and Honor Keilty closed out with identical 80s to post final scores of 240 and 245, respectively.

BEYOND THE SCORECARD:

  • Kreuzer's 207 bested the previous record held by Kristina Ortiz by three strokes.  Her total is five-shots better than her previous low.
  • This is her fourth career victory, giving her sole possession of second place.  Jessica Bradley is the program leader with seven wins.
  • Kreuzer's 54-hole total is also a tournament record.
  • Lynn was second in par 4 (+38) and par 5 (+3) scoring and third in total birdies.
  • Svenden missed out on tying her 54-hole best by one shot.
  • Both Ugalde and Keilty were making their Fighting Knights debuts.

NEXT COURSE:
Lynn is back on the links at the Hatter Classic beginning Monday, Oct. 7, at the Alaqua Country Club in Orlando, Fla.  For more information check out LynnFightingKnights.com.