Kent State leads MAC Women's Golf Championship after first round

Updated 4/25/2003

April 25, 2003

Hamilton, Ohio - Kent State University took the lead with a score of 292 after the first round of the 2003 Mid-American Conference Women's Golf Tournament held at Walden Ponds. Individually, Toledo senior Katie Schmidt (Columbus, Ohio/Worthington Kilbourne) leads the field with a two-under par 70. Schmidt's 70 was one stroke shy of the MAC Tournament record low round of 69 set last year by Kent State's Gabby Wedding (Wilmington, Ohio/Wilmington).

The four-time defending Golden Flashes were led by senior Veronique Drouin (St. Agnes, Quebec/Davie Academy), whose one-under 71 puts her one stroke shy of Schmidt on the leader board. Schmidt and Drouin were the only competitors to break par during the first round.

KSU's Martina Gillen (Dublin, Ireland/Maryfield College) and Katie Williams (Cambridge, Ontario/Galt Collegiate) both shot an opening round 73 to tie for third place with Eastern Michigan's Heather Nolan (Shannon, Ireland) and Western Michigan's Jenna Walter (Burton, Mich./Flint Kearsley). Williams, Nolan and Walter are all freshmen while Gillen has been selected as MAC Golfer-of-the-Year the past two seasons (2001 and 2002).

Bowling Green is in second place, trailing the Golden Flashes with a 307 and just two strokes in front of third place Ohio and Eastern Michigan.

The second round will tee off at 8 a.m. Saturday with the final round Sunday beginning at 8 a.m. At the conclusion of the tournament, the all-MAC selections will take place as will Golfer-of-the-Year, Coach-of-the-Year, Freshman-of-the-Year and Sportswomen-of-the-Year.

Team standings and individual leaders are listed below.

Mid American Conference Champinship - Walden Ponds GC - Cincinnati, OH
Par:72 - Yardage: 5812

Fin. Team Scores

1 Kent State 292

2 Bowling Green State 307

3 Ohio University 309

Eastern Michigan 309

5 Toledo, U. of 312

6 Western Michigan U. 315

7 Ball State 323

8 Marshall University 328

9 Northern Illinois U. 340

Fin. Top 20 Players School Scores

1 Katie Schmidt Toledo 35- 35 70

2 Veronique Drouin Kent State 39- 32 71

3 Heather Nolan E Michigan 36- 37 73

Martina Gillen Kent State 34- 39 73

Jenna Walter WMU 37- 36 73

Katie Williams Kent State 37- 36 73

7 Emily Hassen Bowling Gr 36- 38 74

8 Becky Wood Kent State 38- 37 75

Ana Brown Ohio 37- 38 75

10 Shelley Binzel Bowling Gr 38- 38 76

Carling Dickey Marshall 36- 40 76

Gabby Wedding Kent State 38- 38 76

Lindsay McEwin E Michigan 39- 37 76

Kristina Reel E Michigan 37- 39 76

15 Erica Bieniek WMU 40- 37 77

Sheena Caron Marshall 38- 39 77

Aimee Fronczak Ohio 38- 39 77

18 Breanne Hall Toledo 39- 39 78

Stephanie Elsea Bowling Gr 37- 41 78

Julie Tomlinson Ohio 39- 39 78

Fin. School Scores

1 Kent State 292

2 Veronique Drouin 39- 32 71

T 3 Martina Gillen 34- 39 73

T 3 Katie Williams 37- 36 73

T 8 Becky Wood 38- 37 75

T 10 Gabby Wedding 38- 38 76

2 Bowling Green State 307

7 Emily Hassen 36- 38 74

T 10 Shelley Binzel 38- 38 76

T 18 Stephanie Elsea 37- 41 78

T 21 Jenny Schnipke 36- 43 79

T 41 Amanda Schroeder 44- 44 88

T 3 Ohio University 309

T 8 Ana Brown 37- 38 75

T 15 Aimee Fronczak 38- 39 77

T 18 Julie Tomlinson 39- 39 78

T 21 Cari Mozingo 40- 39 79

T 21 Sara Ann Palmer 41- 38 79

T 3 Eastern Michigan 309

T 3 Heather Nolan 36- 37 73

T 10 Lindsay McEwin 39- 37 76

T 10 Kristina Reel 37- 39 76

T 32 Jamee Plastow 43- 41 84

T 32 Rachel Stoner 43- 41 84

5 Toledo, U. of 312

1 Katie Schmidt 35- 35 70

T 18 Breanne Hall 39- 39 78

T 25 Sara Boogaard 42- 39 81

31 Stephanie Young 44- 39 83

T 32 Helene Thoman 42- 42 84

6 Western Michigan U. 315

T 3 Jenna Walter 37- 36 73

T 15 Erica Bieniek 40- 37 77

T 25 Stephanie Donkin 44- 37 81

T 32 Katie Yoder 40- 44 84

T 38 Megan Dunigan 43- 43 86

7 Ball State 323

24 Lisa Robertson 39- 41 80

T 25 Ali Meyers 39- 42 81

T 25 Sara Padgett 41- 40 81

T 25 Katie Sundberg 41- 40 81

T 32 Carmen Bodine 44- 40 84

8 Marshall University 328

T 10 Carling Dickey 36- 40 76

T 15 Sheena Caron 38- 39 77

40 Jodie Switzer 47- 40 87

T 41 Andrea Prola 46- 42 88

44 Dusty Cremeans 46- 45 91

9 Northern Illinois U. 340

30 Irish Whalen 39- 43 82

T 32 Jackie Bailey 44- 40 84

T 38 Janelle Warrick 45- 41 86

T 41 Allison Williams 43- 45 88

45 Lynzee Gumm 49- 44 93

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