LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Findlay women’s golf team opened up a commanding lead after two rounds at the Great Midwest Athletic Conference championship Friday at the University of Kentucky’s Big Blue Golf Club.

The Oilers, who played both rounds Friday, started with a 320 before shooting the best round of the day at 312 by seven strokes.

Their score of 634 gives them a 22-stroke edge over Tiffin (319-335–654) with only today’s final round to go.

UF junior Meredith Whipper (80-74–154) has a slim lead over teammate Makenzie Torres (79-76–155) and Malone’s Christina Williams (75-80–155) in the individual standings.

Findlay’s Samantha Hatter (79-80–159) is sixth while Kristina Kniesly is tied for 11th (82-82–164).

Also for the Oilers, Jill Schmitmeyer is tied for 17th (85-83–168).


1, Findlay 632. 2, Tiffin 654. 3, Walsh 661. 4, Ohio Dominican 673. 5, Trevecca Nazarene 681. 6, Malone 715. 7, Alderson Broaddus 718. 8, Ohio Valley 737. 9, Kentucky Wesleyan 814. 10, Davis & Elkins 864. 11, Ursuline 869.

Men’s team 2nd

LEXINGTON, Ky. — University of Findlay sophomore Caleb Westfall is leading the field after the second round of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference men’s golf championship Friday at the University of Kentucky’s Big Blue Golf Club.

Both of the first two rounds were played on Friday where Westfall (144) opened on a 73 and closed with a 71 to front the Oilers. He’s one stroke ahead of Malone’s Connor Curry (73-72–145) and Trevecca Nazarene’s Blain Turner (73-72–145).

The same three schools are all vying for the team title, too.

Malone (298-295–593) has a two-shot edge on Trevecca Nazarene (294-301–595) and Findlay (296-299–595).

The Oilers are also the defending league champions.

UF junior Luke Kelly is tied for seventh (72-76–148) while freshman Tanner Grzegorcyzk is tied for 18th (78-75–153).

Also for Findlay, Dylan DeWitt (77-77–154) and Sam Griffith (74-80–154) are each tied for 23rd.

The tournament will conclude today with one 18-hole round.


1, Malone 593. t-2, Trevecca Nazarene 595. t-2, Findlay. 4, Hillsdale 607. 5, Tiffin 611. 6, Ohio Dominican 615. 7, Ohio Valley 618. 8, Cedarville 622. 9, Kentucky Wesleyan 628. 10, Walsh 634. 11, Davis & Elkins 653. 12, Alderson Broaddus 712.

Softball sweeps

Allison Brunner notched a pair of multi-hit games with a solo homer in each as the University of Findlay softball team swept Kentucky Wesleyan 7-4 and 12-9 in a Great Midwest Athletic Conference softball doubleheader Friday.

The Oilers (21-19, 11-9 GMAC) prospered in the sixth inning both times, breaking a tie with a three-run spot in the bottom half of each.

UF’s Salwa Al-Hajabed hit a sixth-inning three-run blast for the go-ahead runs in game two. She also singled and drove in a run in the first game.

Jamie Tempel had two hits in each game for the Panthers (18-23, 11-9).


Kentucky Wesleyan 000 211 0 — 4 10 3

Findlay 310 003 x — 7 10 1

WP — Bryan (10-9). LP — Grady. top hitters: (KWC) Mullen 2-HR, 1B, 2 RBI; Tempelv2-1B, RBI. (UF) Brunner HR, 2B, RBI; Al-Hajabed 1B, RBI; Zuro 2-2B, RBI; C. Turner 1B, RBI.


Kentucky Wesleyan 222 030 0 — 9 12 4

Findlay 600 033 x — 12 14 4

WP –Fisher. LP — Hendrickson. top hitters: (KWC) Dawson 3B, 1B, 2 RBI; Tidwell HR, 2 RBI; Parker 2B, 2-1B. (UF) Zuro 2-1B; 2 RBI; Al-Hajabed HR, 3 RBI; Seamon 2B, 2-1B, 2 RBI; Brunner HR, 1B, 2 RBI; Corona 3B, RBI.

records: Kentucky Wesleyan 18-23 overall, 11-9 Great Midwest Athletic Conference; Findlay 21-19, 11-9.