Elayna Bowser

Women's Golf

Bowser Fifth Following First Day Of MVC Preview

Senior five shots off lead entering Tuesday’s final round

MVC Preview Results Through Two Rounds

CHESTERTON, Ind. (October 15, 2018) –
Senior Elayna Bowser fired a second-round four-over-par 76 to insert herself in the conversation for individual medalist honors as the Loyola University Chicago women's golf team opened play at the Missouri Valley Conference Preview today in Chesterton, Ind.
 
The Maroon & Gold totaled a 673 (339-334) at the Sand Creek Country Club (par 72, 6,074 yards) to move to eighth in the team standings.  Defending Valley Champion Missouri State (324-318=642) holds a one-shot lead over second-place Bradley (320-323=643).  The Bears' Abby Cavaini carded consecutive rounds of 76 to top the individual leaderboard with a 152 (76-76).
 
Bowser, who has led Loyola in each of its first four events this fall, bounced back from an opening-round 81 with the aforementioned tally of 76 to close the day with a 157 (81-76).  The Dearborn, Mich. native is just five strokes off the pace being set by Cavaini.
 
Freshman Lorenza Martinez is tied for 27th at 169 (85-84) following respective rounds of 85 and 84, while junior Morgan Brown is three strokes back as part of a tie for 36th with a 172 (85-87).  Freshman Jenny Myslinski resides in a tie for 45th after carding a 177 (90-87).  Sophomore Abbey Meyers rounded out the Loyola starting five on the day with a 179 (88-91) that has her tied for 48th.
 
Final-round play at the Missouri Valley Conference Preview will get underway on Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m.
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