MAC Women's Golfer Of The Week Announced

Updated 4/25/2006

April 25, 2006

MAC Women's Golfer Of The Week
Catherine Fortin • So. • Eastern Michigan
Beauceville, Canada • Polycalente St. Francois

Fortin led the way for the Eagles with a first place finishing carding a 54-hole total of 217 as the EMU women's golf team won the the Rocket Spring Classic, April 17-18, with a three-round total of 900 (297-299-304). Fortin carded rounds of 70, 74 and 73. Fortin was the only golfer in the tournament to shoot a round under par in the tournament. With the victory, Fortin becomes just the sixth Eagle to claim medalist honors and the first since Kelly Picket won the 2002 Bronco Invitational, April 8-9, 2002, with a 36-hole total of 154.

Additional Nominees:
Carley Hrusovsky, So., Bowling Green, North Canton, Ohio (Hover)
Hrusovsky matched her career-best this past week with a 76 at the Rocket Spring Classic. Combined with her 78 and 82, the North Canton, Ohio, native finished in a tie for 10th in the 54 hole tournament (236)

Kira Meixner, So., Kent State, Richmond, British Columbia (Hugh Boyd)
Finished in a tie for seventh at Ohio State's Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational, which featured six teams ranked in the top-25. Meixner had rounds of 72-77-70 to finish with a 3-over total of 219. She finished just three shots out of fourth place. The top-10 finish is Meixner's third of the season. Her performance helped Kent State to a fourth-place team finish at the tournament, as the Golden Flashes finished behind two top-10 teams.

Kim Kester, Jr., Toledo, Ada, Mich. (Forest Hills Northern)
Kester finished tied for third place with an 11-over par 227 (76-78-73) and shot a team-best one-over par 73 in the final round to help Toledo finish second at the Rocket Spring Classic held at Dornoch Golf Club.

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
April 25 - Catherine Fortin, So., Eastern Michigan