Big Ten Women's Championships: Caroline Craig helps lead Indiana to the win
Indiana women's golf team (Indiana Athletics Photo)
Indiana women's golf team (Indiana Athletics Photo)

Indiana won the Big Ten Women's Golf Championship at Bulle Rock Golf Club in Havre de Grace, Md.. by one shot over Michigan State.

The Hoosiers finished 8-under with rounds of 288-285-283, while Michigan State finished in solo second place at 7-under with rounds of 279-283-295.

Michigan State entered the final round at 14-under and eleven shots better than Indiana, but a final round 7-over 295 and a 5-under 283 from the Hoosiers saw Indiana take the lead from the Spartans late. 

Indiana's final score was the third-lowest three-round team output in program history, the lowest Indiana final mark in Big Ten Championship history, and the fourth-lowest winning tally in Big Ten Championships history. The eight-team titles rank third in the Big Ten, trailing only Ohio State with 15 and Michigan State with nine.

Northwestern finished in solo third place at 1-under, and Michigan and Purdue finished T4 at even-par, rounding out the top five. Ohio State finished in solo sixth place at 7-over. 

There was a three-way tie for the individual title between Caroline Craig of Indiana, Monet Chun of Michigan, and Isabella McCauley of Minnesota. The three golfers finished 7-under to earn co-medalist honors.

Craig shot rounds of 69-69-71, Chun shot rounds of 73-66-70, and McCauley shot rounds of 74-71064. McCauley's bogey-free final-round 8-under saw her propel 17 spots up the leaderboard to get to a tie for first.

Craig is ranked No. 230, Chun is ranked No. 8, and McCauley is ranked No. 121 in the Golfweek/ Women's Rankings.

Craig becomes the eleventh Hoosier to win the Big Ten Championship as an individual and the first since Danah Ford in 2004. Her three-round score, tied for the third-lowest tournament score in program history, marked the lowest score by a Hoosier at the Big Ten Championship and ranks as the sixth-lowest Big Ten Championship-winning score in the event's history.

Indiana Athletics contributed to this report

Results: Big Ten Women's Championship
T1MNIsabella McCauleyInner Grove Heights, MN70074-71-64=209
T1CanadaMonet ChunCanada70073-66-70=209
T1GACaroline CraigSautee Nacoochee, GA70069-69-71=209
T4ILCaroline SmithInverness, IL40073-71-67=211
T4WALauryn NguyenSeattle, WA40067-74-70=211

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54-hole stroke-play event to decide the women's golf champion of the Big 10 Conference. Team (best four scores out of six players each round) and individual competitions.

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