Women's Golf Weekly Recap

Updated 9/24/2013

Monday-Tuesday, September 23-24

Cleveland State Invitational
Bowling Green  FINAL RESULTS

HINKLEY, Ohio – Shelby Wilson earned medalist honors and led the Bowling Green State University women's golf team to first place (300-308) on Tuesday (Sept.24) at the Cleveland State Invitational, hosted by Cleveland State University at Pine Hills Golf Club.
 
The Orange and Brown led the 2013 event from tee to green in the 36-hole tournament in Northeast Ohio. After posting a 300 (+8) to grab a 11-stroke lead on day one, the team battled through the final 18 holes on the second and final day to post a 308 (+16) to close its margin of victory to 10 shots with a 608 (+24). St. Francis –PA finished second with a 618 (+34), Youngstown State finished third with a 624 (+40) and host Cleveland State finished sixth with a 642 (+58) in a field of seven.
 
Wilson, who entered day two leading the field by only one shot, was able to stay consistent throughout the entire tournament, posting a final day 2-over 75. Her 36-hole total of 149 (+3) gave her medalist honors with a one-shot cushion over teammate Lily Bartell.
 
Bartell, who entered the tournament already posting a new career-low, posted a final round of 75 (+2). For the tournament, Bartell posted a two-day total of 150 (+4), tying her for second-place with two others in the field of 40 players.
 
Coach Stephanie Young also saw Patricia Holt finish in the top 10 with a final round of 77 (+4). Her final tournament card of 152 (75-77) gave her a sixth-place finish, giving BGSU three players that placed sixth or better.
 
Senior Bailey Arnold and Mikayla Baer rounded out the five players competing for the Falcons. Both finishing the tournament with identical scores of 159 (+13), tying for 17th place overall.
 
Hannah Lewis (155), Fran Rodriguez (158), Kelsey Benson (161), Lauren Diehl (166) and Julia Hoffman (177) also competed as individuals for BGSU.
 
The Orange and Brown will tee off next in Fishers, IND., on Oct.7-8 for the 'At the Preview'. The Falcons will then travel to Port Clinton, Ohio for the Rocket Classic on Oct. 14-15 to close out their 2013-14 Fall season.
 

Monday - Wednesday, September 23-25

Golfweek Conference Challenge
Ball State  FINAL RESULTS

WOLCOTT, Colo. -- Jenna Hague managed her third straight top-10 result to open the season, and the Ball State women's golf team finished Wednesday’s final round 13th at the Golfweek Conference Challenge.
 
Meghan Perry closed with a round of 4-over par 76 to lead the Cardinals, while Hague posted a final-round 77. They helped Ball State to its best round of the three-day event with a team score of 315.
 
The Cardinals ended the 54-hole tournament with an overall score of 957. They finished ahead of five of the 18 teams at Red Sky Golf Club’s Fazio Course, including power conference opponents Indiana and Boston College.
 
The quality competition provided a strong test this week with 11 of the teams having finished among the top 100 nationally a year ago. The course provided its own challenges with fast greens, changing elevation and thin air at an altitude of nearly 8,000 feet that required excellent distance control.
 
Pepperdine handled those challenges better than any other team, finishing the tournament with a 5-over par total of 869 to win by 36 strokes. UC Davis was second at 905 (+41), followed by TCU in third at 910 (+46).
 
Pepperdine’s Grace Na was the individual medalist at 6-under after closing with a 68 in the final round. Her teammate Marissa Chow was second at 4-under. They were the only players in the field in red figures for the week.
 
Hague was just seven shots off the lead entering the day and managed to hang on to a tie for eighth place in the final standings. She ended the tournament with a three-day total of 9-over par 225. Dating back to last season, she has finished in the top 10 at five consecutive events.
 
Perry’s round of 76 was her best of the week and matched Ball State’s second-lowest individual round of the tournament. She closed with a total score of 244.
 
Ball State also counted an 80 from Sarah Westaway and an 82 from Meghan McDougall on Wednesday. 
 
Westaway was the Cardinals’ second-best finisher for the week in a tie for 49th place with a score of 240. Mary Welch finished her three days with a total of 258, while McDougall closed at 268.
 
Ball State is now off until Oct. 7-8 when the Cardinals will host The Preview at The Hawthorns Golf & Country Club in Fishers, Ind. The course is the site of April’s Mid-American Conference Championships, which Ball State will also host.