MAC Announces Women's Golfer Of The Week

Updated 4/18/2006

April 18, 2006

MAC Women's Golfer Of The Week
Jessica McCann • So. • Bowling Green
Mason, Ohio • Mason

McCann matched her season-best with a 77 on day one of the Illini Spring Classic, only to record her career-best less than 24 hours later by shooting a 75 in the final 18-holes of competition. Her 36-hole performance (152) placed her eighth among 84 golfers. Her 152 for 36 holes was also a career-best, surpassing her 154 set last season at the NIU Spring Invitational.

Additional Nominees:
Kallie Harrison, Jr., Ball State, Queensbury, N.Y. (Queensbury)
Harrison, who did not play in BSU's lineup last week to prepare for medical school exams, returned to lead Ball State to an eighth-place finish at the 2006 Illinois Spring Invitational. Harrison tied for third overall at the event with rounds of 74 and 75.

Jackie Bailey, Sr., Northern Illinois, Decatur, Ill. (Warrensburg-Lathem)
Bailey shot an opening round 82 in winds measuring up to 35 mph at the Illini Invitational in Urbana, IL. Bailey imrpoved by six shots on day two. Her final round 76, helped her finish tied for 26 at the strong field. Bailey bettered her scoring average by two strokes on the weekend.

Laura Bavaird, So., Western Michigan, Grosse Ile, Mich. (Grosse Ile)
Finished in a tie for 23rd at the 2006 Illini Spring Classic hosted by Illinois at the Stone Creek Golf Course. Bavaird bounced back in the second round, shaving five strokes off her opening round to card a 4-over-par 76 on the final day. She also tied for sixth in the field in pars with 23 over the two-day event. Bavaird earned team medalist honors for the fourth time this spring and leads the team in scoring average with a 77.15 in 13 rounds played.

Past Women's Golf Players Of The Week
March 8 - Jenna Walter, Sr., Western Michigan
March 15 - Lisa Bailey, Jr., Northern Illinois
March 21 - Katie Sundberg, Sr., Ball State
March 28 - Kim Kester, Jr., Toledo
April 4 - Tara Delaney, Jr., Kent State
April 10 - Tammy Clelland, So., Toledo
April 18 - Jessica McCann, So., Bowling Green