Women's Individual Rankings
Kent State's Gabby Wedding (So., Wilmington, Ohio), this week's MAC Women's Golfer of the Week, finished tied for fourth at the Lady Buckeye Invitational in Columbus with a 70-76-79=225. This marked the second consecutive week that Wedding was the top individual for the Golden Flashes. Wedding finished ahead of No. 18 ranked Karen Dennison of Indiana State by three strokes. As a team, Kent State finished second only behind host Ohio State.
Ball State's Carmen Bodine (Fr., Martinsville, Ind.) led the Cardinals with an 80-78=158 at the Illini Spring Classic. Bodine finished 12th out of 50 golfers. The 12th-place showing was her second best finish of the spring and her round of 78 was her lowest score of the spring season.
Bowling Green's Jenny Schnipke (Jr., Kalida, Ohio) led all Falcons with a three-round score of 234, good enough for a tie for 16th place at the Lady Buckeye Invitational.
Toledo's Katie Schmidt (Sr., Columbus, Ohio) led the Rockets with a two day total of 236 (79-80-77) at the Lady Buckeye Invitational.
2003 MAC Golfer of the Week
March 12 - Erica Bienek, Western Michiga
March 19 - Breanne Hall, Toledo
March 25 - Sheena Caron, Marshall
April 1 - Veronique Drouin, Kent State
April 8 - Martina Gillen, Kent State
April 15 - Erica Bienek, Western Michigan
April 22 - Gabby Wedding, Kent State
The fifth Mid-American Conference Women's Golf Championship will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Walden Ponds in Hamilton, Ohio. Kent State University is the defending champion and has won the previous four titles. Martina Gillen of Kent State returns to defend her medalist title. Tee times are 8 a.m. all three days on the par 72 course.
Marshall will be participating in its first ever MAC Championship as the Thundering Herd program is in its first season after being brought back as a collegiate sport.
In addition to medalist Martina Gillen, top 10 finishers at last year's championship returning are Gabby Wedding (Kent State, fourth), Sara Boogard (Toledo, tied-sixth), Jenny Schnipke (Bowling Green, tied-sixth), Diana Rubin (Ohio, ninth) and Breanne Hall (Toledo, 10th).
MAC individual stroke average leaders going into the tournament has Kent State competitors in the top three positions with Veronique Drouin (75.44), Martina Gillen (76.09) and Gabby Wedding (76.38) listed. Western Michigan's Erica Bienek is fourth (76.63) and Toledo's Breanne Hall is fifth (77.50).
Last week's Results
Results of Illini Spring Classic (10 teams)
Top 5 Teams
1. Illinois 295-301=596
2. Grand Valley State 308-323=631
3. Ball State 319-323=642
4. Eastern Illinois 318-325=643
t-5. Indianapolis 319-339=658
t-5. Ferris State 330-328=658
Top 5 Individuals
1. Laurin Kanda, Illinois 67-77=144
2. Renata Young, Illinois 73-75=148
3. Kim Moore, Indianapolis 70-80=150
4. Kathryn Bobbie, Ferris State 78-74=152
5. Marla Cox, Illinois 77-75=152
Results of the Lady Buckeye Invitational (12 teams)
April 19-20, Columbus, Ohio
Top 5 Teams
1. Ohio State 298-302-295=886
2. Kent State 304-305-307=916
3. Indiana 308-309-307=924
4. Northwestern 313-305-312=928
5. Minnesota 317-314-317=948
Additional MAC Teams
6. Ohio 333-310-320=960
9. Toledo 317-325-321=963
t-9. Bowling Green 326-325-324=975
t-9. Eastern Michigan 332-327-316=975
12. Marshall 339-354-344=1037
Top 5 Individuals
1. Kristen White, Ohio State 66-74-74=214
2. Allison Hanna, Ohio State 72-79-72=223
3. Elizabeth Burden, Northwestern 73-75-76=224
t-4. Gabby Wedding, Kent State 70-76-79=225
t-4. Lindsey, Knowlton, Ohio State 74-76-75=225
t-4. Lauren Grzebien, Northwestern 76-74-75=225
Additional MAC Finishers in Top 10
t-7. Veronique Drouin, Kent State 78-74-74-226
9. Cari Mozingo, Ohio 76-77-74=227