University of Southern Indiana Women's Golf sophomore Halle Gutwein (DeMotte, Indiana) finished in a tie for ninth out of 104 competitors to lift the Screaming Eagles to a sixth-place finish in the 17-team field at the Drury University Panther Invitational at Silo Ridge Country Club Tuesday.
Gutwein carded a 36-hole score of 159 after shooting a six-over-par 78 in the opening round on Monday. She followed that effort with an 81 during the final 18 holes Tuesday to finish three strokes off a top-five finish.
Sophomore Katelyn Sayyalinh (Rockford, Illinois) shot a closing-round 78 Tuesday to finish in a tie for 11th with a 36-hole tally of 160 (+16), while senior Brooke Moser (Leo, Indiana) finished in a tie for 30th with a two-day score of 165 (+21, 80-85).
As a team, the Eagles finished with a 36-hole score of 649, just three strokes back of fourth-place Drury and two shy of fifth-place Rockhurst. USI carded an opening round 320 and was in fifth-place midway through the tournament.
Christian Brothers won the tournament with a two-day score of 629, while McKendree University's Imogen Rafferty was the tournament medalist after carding a one-over-par 145 (72-73) for the tournament. Rafferty also was the tournament medalist at last week's USI Women's Invitational.
The Eagles return to action October 4-5 when they compete at the Flyer Intercollegiate in Palos Park, Illinois.