Kiley scores first medalist honors of season for Mocs at Cincinnati invite
CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. -- Inclement weather, including rain and scattered thunderstorms, brought the final round of the University of Cincinnati Spring Invitational to an early end Sunday, with the final scores reverting back to the completion of round two. That gave the team championship to the host Bearcats and the individual title to No. 5 Florida Southern's Megan Kiley.
Kiley is the first Moccasin this year to win a tournament, finishing at one-under par 143 for a two-stroke margin ahead of Amy Anderson of North Dakota State. It was also the first career win for Kiley, a senior from Leo, Indiana, who had finished second in the Lady Falcon Invitational during the fall with a score of three-under par 141. The last Moccasin to win a tournament prior to Kiley was M.J. Audette at the 2011 Peggy Kirk Bell Classic.
Junior Barbora Vejlupkova earned her fourth top-10 finish of the season with a score of 151 (+7). Senior Amy Hodgkinson tied for 42nd with a total score of 158, and sophomore Emily Rymer and junior Jackie Rajek tied for 61st with a 164. Junior Hannah Duffie, who played as an individual, had a two-round total of 168 and tied for 85th in the 17-team tournament.
The Moccasins finished nine strokes behind Cincinnati, and eight behind Bradley, two Division I schools. The Mocs were also two strokes ahead of fourth-place Xavier and three ahead of fifth-place Seton Hall. Twelve of the 17 schools competing were Division I, with Florida Southern and Tampa the only DII schools.