Women's Golf Weekly Recap

Updated 10/7/2013

Courtesy of MAC Athletic Communication Departments 
 

Saturday - Monday, October 5-7

Schooner Fall Classic    FINAL RESULTS
Kent State

NORMAN, Okla. – Kent State concluded their fall season with a seventh place finish at the Schooner Fall Classic, shooting at 883 (+43) in the three-day event.
 
The Golden Flashes shot their best round on the final day Monday (Oct. 7), posting a 282 (+2).
 
Taylor Kim wrapped up a third place finish shooting a 209 (-1) including a final round score of 68 (-2).  Kim posted 37 pars and 10 birdies in the event for the Golden Flashes' best finish.
 
Josée Doyon and Jennifer Ha both shot 70 (E) in the final round to finish in a tie for 30th and 39th with a 222 (+12) and a 225 (+15), respectively.  The Kent State squad also had contributions from Raksha Phadke's 239 (+29) and a 244 (+34) from Mackenzie DiPietro.
 
Oklahoma State won the Schooner Fall Classic with an 868 (+28) to run away with the six-stroke victory.  The tournament benefitted the Toby Keith Foundation.
 
The Golden Flashes won two out of three events this fall, marking just the second time in program history they've secured two victories in the opening season.  Individually, Ha picked up two wins, Doyon had a second place finish and Kim rounded out the season with a third place finish.
 
Competition will pick up in the spring with the Lady Puerto Rico Classic on February 16-18.

 

Sunday - Tuesday, October 6-8

The Preview   FINAL RESULTS
Ohio
Toledo
Eastern Michigan
Ball State
Akron
Northern Illinois
Western Michigan
Bowling Green

TEAM SCORES: 1. Toledo 304-307=611 (+35); 2. Ball State 311-307=618 (+42); T3. Eastern Michigan 314-318=632 (+56); T3. Eastern Kentucky 323-309=632 (+56); 5. Akron 327-313=640 (+64); 6. Ohio 326-315=641 (+65); 7. Bowling Green 321-321=642 (+66); 8. Northern Illinois 330-315=645 (+69); 9. Western Illinois 334-318=652 (+76); 10. Western Michigan 329-326=655 (+79); 11. IUPUI 329-332=661 (+85); 12. Oakland 333-329=662 (+86); 13. Marshall 331-332=663 (+87); 14. Valparaiso 335-336=671 (+95); 15. IPFW 344-346=690 (+114); 15. Cleveland State 342-358=700 (+124)

 

Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio –  The Bowling Green State University women's golf team finished The Preview with the same team score from round one, shooting an identical 321, handing them a total of 642 (+66) to finish in seventh place. The 36-hole tournament, which was held at Hawthorns Golf Club in Fishers, Ind., featured 11 teams, including seven teams from the Mid-American Conference. 
 
Eighth year head coach Stephanie Young showcased five Falcons' and one individual over the two days. As a team, Bowling Green had 12 total birdies, 82 pars and had played the par-3 holes 15-over. 
 
Junior Shelby Wilson, who won medalist honors in at the Cleveland State Invitational, carded a 158 (80-78) over the two days. Wilson improved by two strokes on the final day, helping her place 16th overall in a field of 94 players. 
 
Sophomores Lily Bartell and Hannah Lewis also competed for the Falcons. Bartell carded a 162 (79-83), placing her tied for 31st for the tournament, while Lewis finished right behind her, posting a 163 (79-84). 
 
Bowling Green saw improvement from Holt and Arnold. Holt shot a final round 81, which was two strokes better then her first 18. For the tournament, Holt carded a final 164 (83-81), placing her tied for 38th. Senior Arnold had the biggest improvement over the two days for the Falcons. Arnold improved by six strokes, with a 79 over the final 18, helping her finish 164 (85-79).
 
Freshman Mikayla Baer also competed as an individual for Bowling Green. Baer also improved in her final round, shooting an 84, which was two strokes better than her first round. Baer recorded a 170 (86-84) over the two days. 
 
The Falcons will be right back in action next week, as Bowling Green will head to the annual Rocket Classic in Port Clinton, Ohio. The tournament will be held on Oct. 14-15, wrapping up the Falcons fall season. 
 
 

Western Michigan 

FISHERS, Ind. - The Western Michigan golf team finished alone in 10th at The Preview held at the Hawthornes Golf & Country Club on Tuesday afternoon.
 
Sophomore Emma Salata paced the WMU effort with a career-best finish, tying for 22nd.  Salata also registered a career low 36-hole score of 160, closing out her tournament with a 7-over par 79.  Matching Salata's effort was Laura Moutrey.
 
Moutrey, who was competed as an individual and did not count toward the Broncos' team score, also tied for 22nd, shooting 79-81, to lead all individual competitors.
Kaitlyn Watkins tied for 31st, shooting identical rounds of 81.
 
Toledo captured the team title with a team score of 611 (304-307) to outlast tournament host Ball State by seven shots.  Eastern Kentucky and Eastern Michigan tied for third at 632, while Akron's 640 placed the Zips alone in fifth. 
 
Ball State's Jenna Hague repeated as tournament medalist, shooting 147 (+3).  Toledo's Manisa Isavas finished as runner up two shots back.  EMU's Kelsey Murphy, Toledo's Sathika Ruenreong and the Eagles' Sylive Williams rounded out the top five at 152.
 
 
 
Eastern Michigan
 
FISHERS, Ind. (EMUEagles.com) -- Behind the solid play of junior Sylvie Williams (Christchurch, New Zealand-Christchurch Girls School-Lincoln) and freshman Kelsey Murphy (Plymouth, Mich.-Plymouth), the Eastern Michigan University women's golf team finished in a two-way tie for third place at The Preview hosted by Ball State University with a 36-hole mark of 632 (314-318) Tuesday, Oct. 8, on the par-72 Hawthorns Golf & Country Club course.
 
Williams and Murphy each fired back-to-back rounds of 76 for a two-day total of 152, making EMU one of just three teams in the tournament to boast a multiple top 10 finishers. Murphy's top five showing was the first of her career, while it was also the first top five finish of Williams' career to go along with equalling her career low round of 76.
 
The University of Toledo captured its second tournament title with a 611(304-307) to finish seven-stroke ahead of host BSU (311-307). Eastern Michigan and Eastern Kentucky (323-309=632) tied for third place, while BSU's Jenna Hague claimed a two-shot win over UT's Manisa Isavas.
 
The event featured eight Mid-American Conference teams in addition to eight programs from outside the league and was played on the same course that will host the MAC Championships in the spring.
 
Redshirt sophomore Karyn Lee Ping (Brampton, Ontario, Canada-St. Augustine Secondary School) finished the event with a 162 (80-82) for a 31st place tie. Junior Lois Schoof (Amsterdam, Netherlands-Univ. of Amsterdam) fired an 84 in the final round to tie for 32nd place  with a 166 (82-84) and senior Usanee Laopattananont (Bangplee, Thailand-Thai Christian School) added a 173 (85-88) for 67th place.
 
Playing as an individual, freshman Brenna Hammond (West Bloomfield, Mich.-Detroit Mercy) notched a 181 (88-93)to take 85th place in her first collegiate tournament.
 
Eastern Michigan continues its fall campaign at the Hoosier Fall Invitational, Oct. 19-20, hosted by Indiana at Hickory Stick Golf Course in Greenwood, Ind.
 
 

Ball State 

FISHERS, Ind. -- Ball State women’s golfer Jenna Hague held onto her overnight lead to win The 2013 Preview, tying the Mid-American Conference record for career victories in the process.
 
Hague and teammate Mary Welch fired 75s in Tuesday’s final round, helping Ball State match Toledo for the low score of the day at 307. The Cardinals finished the day where they started, in second place, seven strokes behind the champion Rockets at the Hawthorns Golf & Country Club.
 
Ball State finished 14 shots clear of third-place teams Eastern Michigan and Eastern Kentucky, while Hague claimed a two-shot win over Toledo’s Manisa Isavas.
 
Hague finished with a two-day total of 3-over par 147 on the way to the sixth tournament win of her career. Western Michigan’s Erica Bieniek and Kent State’s Martina Gillen, both of who played in the early 2000s, are the only other MAC women’s golfers to ever win six times.
 
“If you’re winning, you’re giving your team good scores,” Hague said. “Winning individually is a bonus. We definitely put together a better score as a team today. We are talented enough and deep enough, and today we were able to get four scores going. We just need to build off this and keep everyone’s confidence high.”
 
Welch’s 75 matched her low score of the year as she moved up the leaderboard to finish in a tie for 13th with a 36-hole total of 157. The former transfer recorded the best result of her Ball State career and was one of four Cardinals to finish among the top 20 in the field of 94 golfers.
 
Sarah Westaway carded a 78 for the second day in a row to finish one stroke ahead of Welch at 156. She tied for 11th place for the best result of her career in an event of at least 36 holes. Meghan Perry posted her second consecutive round of 79 to tie for 16th at 158, notching her second top-20 result of the year.
 
“We had to figure Toledo wasn’t going to give us anything, so we knew we would have to make some substantial gains in order to catch them,” Ball State coach Katherine Mowat said. “The big factor today was our No. 4, Mary, stepping up and posting a 75. That’s the difference in today’s round being better than yesterday.”
 
Hague won for the second time in four tournaments this season and has now won twice in all three of her years at Ball State. The junior from Burlington, Ontario, has needed only 28 career tournaments for her six victories. She has now finished in the top 10 at six straight events dating back to last season.
 
It was her second tournament victory at Hawthorns, where she took medalist honors at the 2012 MAC Championships as a freshman.
 
“When I start thinking about her sixth win, the most in school history and the most in MAC history, it really is overwhelming,” Mowat said. “I really do believe that to win one college golf tournament is an incredible feat. She’s done it six times, and it’s so remarkable. The best thing I can say about Jenna is she is a team player and she plays for the team through and through.”
 
The second-place team showing was the second for Ball State this season. The Cardinals came up just short of defending their Preview title, but the team boasted the individual medalist for the second year in a row. Perry won last year’s event at Longaberger Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio. 
 
This week’s event featured eight MAC teams in addition to eight programs from outside the league and was played on the same course that will host the MAC Championships in the spring.
 
Ball State will conclude its fall campaign Oct. 19-20 at the Hoosier Fall Invitational hosted by Indiana at Hickory Stick Golf Course in Greenwood, Ind.
 
 
 
Toledo
 
FISHERS, IN – Toledo captured its second tournament title of the fall on Tuesday with a seven-stroke victory over Ball State at The Preview. The tournament was held at Hawthorns Golf and Country Club, the site of the 2014 Mid-American Conference Women’s Golf Championship. 
 
“We were really excited to return to Hawthorns since we hosted this event here for the first time in 2009,” Head Coach Nicole Hollingsworth said. “Today was a tough day on the course with the recent heavy rains, and we really had to fight to bring home the championship. I’m very happy for Manisa with her best finish ever, and she played a big part in the total team effort to win this title.”
 
Sophomore Manisa Isavas paced the Rockets with a career-best second-place showing as she finished just two strokes behind medalist Jenna Hague (72-75=147) of Ball State with a five-over par 149 (74-75). Right behind Isavas was classmate Sathika Ruenreong, who finished in a three-way tie for third place at eight-over par 152 (74-78). 
 
Senior Kate Hoops also registered a Top 10 finish for the Rockets by tying for seventh place at 10-over par 154 (79-75). Junior Jennifer Elsholz tied for 13th place at 13-over par 157 (77-80), while sophomore Morgan Salm tied for 31st place at 18-over par 162 (83-79).
 
Junior Stephanie St-Jean (83-81) and sophomore Emily Dixon (83-81) competed as individuals and tied for 38th place at 20-over par 164.
 
Toledo returns to action next week when it hosts the Rocket Classic at Catawba Island Country Club on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 14-15.
 
 
Ohio
 
FISHERS, Ind. – The women’s golf team wrapped up competition at The Preview on Tuesday, shooting a combined team score of 315 (+27) to finish in sixth place with a two-round total of 641 (+65).
 
The Bobcats finished five spots better than last year’s Preview and saw their best finish in the event since 2010.
 
Toledo continued its strong play into the second round to take top honors at the tournament. The Rockets carded a 611 (+35), which included the top two combined team rounds of the event, a 304 and a 307.
 
Senior Kristen Helmsdoerfer (Westerville, Ohio) matched her first round total Tuesday, finishing with a pair of 78s to give her a 156 (+12). Helmsdoerfer finished in a team-best 11th place and converted pars on 58 percent of the holes.
 
Freshman Hailey Hrynewich (Muskegon, Mich.) improved eight strokes (76) from Monday to finish tied for 22nd with a 160 (+16). Hrynewich’s eight stroke difference in round two was the tournament’s fifth best improvement. Senior Kara Brinkmann (Middletown, Ohio) shot an 81 to match her teammate’s 160 score. Brinkmann finished the tournament with 22 pars, good enough for second most in the field.
 
Sophomore Angela Codian (Massillon, Ohio) tallied an 80 in the final round to finish with a 165 (+21), while junior Julie Lechner (Powell, Ohio) finished Tuesday’s round with an 87 to shoot a 175 (+31) combined total. Sophomore Lauren McKinzie (Medina, Ohio) cut one stroke off of her first round score shooting an 83 to give her a 167 (+23) two-round score.
 
Ohio will next be in action when they travel to Port Clinton, Ohio to play in Toledo’s Rocket Classic on Oct. 14-15. The Rocket Classic will be the Cats’ last tournament of the fall season.

 

Northern Illinois

FISHERS, Ind. - The Northern Illinois University women's golf team moved up up two spots to finished in eighth place after final round play of The 2013 Preview at The Hawthorns Golf Club Tuesday.
 
NIU trimmed 15 strokes off its first round score, shooting a final round 315, to finish with a 645. Sophomore Samantha Coyne (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett) led the way for the Huskies finishing in 16th with a 158 (79-79). Toledo won the team title with a 611, while Ball State's Jenna Hague won the individual crown with a 147.
 
"You couldn't ask for better conditions," said NIU head coach Kim Kester. "Overall, it was a good day. Sydney shot her lowest round of the tournament. That's always a good way to end on. She had five birdies on the day."
 
Freshman Sydney Brickey (Burtchville, Mich./Shattuck-St. Mary's) made the biggest improvement on the day, climbing 39 spots after cutting 11 strokes off her first round score to post a final round 74 and finish in 19th with a 159. Sophomore Connie Ellett (Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire) jumped up 26 places after trimming five strokes off her first round total to finish in 35th with a 163 (84-79)
 
Senior Jenny Niemiec (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East) took 52nd with a 167 (82-85), while junior Taylor Ellett (Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire) took 67th with a 173 after cutting seven strokes off her first round total.
 
Casey LaBarbera (Marinette, Wis./Marinette), who was playing as an individual, finished in 58th after shooting a 168 (82-86).
 
The Huskies return to the course Feb. 3, 2014 when NIU travels to Lakewood Ranch, Fla. Tee time is set for 8 a.m. CT.
 
 
Akron
 
FISHERS, Ind. – Scoring conditions were much better on Tuesday as The University of Akron women's golf team saw a 14-shot improvement from Monday to post a top-five finish at the of the 2013 Mid-American Conference Preview on the par-72, 6,127-yard Hawthorns Golf & Country Club.
 
Monday's conditions were tough as the course was wet from several days of rain in addition to strong winds. The Zips carded a round of 313 (+25) to finish in fifth place with a two-day score of 640 (+64). Toledo posted a seven-shot win in the event (611, +35), which was played on the same course as the 2014 MAC Championship.
 
Freshman Lina Bengtsson and senior Sara Chaves led the Zips on day two, finishing tied for ninth place with two-round tallies of 155 (+11). Bengtsson posted a round of 76 (+4) while Chaves carded a 75 (+3). For Bengtsson, she has been Akron's top finisher or shared top-performer honors in each of her first three collegiate events.
 
Junior Laura Murray used a round of 6-over 78 to climb 28 spots into a tie for 38th place (164, +20). Sophomore Frida Fougberg closed out the week in a tie for 47th place (166, +22) after posting a round of 84 (+12).
 
Sophomore Sierra Everson, playing as an individual, ended play on Tuesday in a tie for 52nd place (167, +23) following a round of 85 (+13).
 
Freshman Mallory Etcheberry, playing in her first collegiate event, rounded out the scoring five in a tie for 81st place (178, +34). She posted an 87 (+15) during the final round.
 
The Zips will close the fall slate on October 14 when they travel to Port Clinton, Ohio, for the Rocket Classic.