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Updated 4/24/2002

April 24, 2002

MAC Women's Golfer of the Week

Gabrielle Wedding, Kent State, Fr., Wilmington, Ohio

Wedding carded a career and tournament-low 68 in the final round to win the Lady Buckeye Invitational. She scored a total of 147 (79-68) for her first collegiate individual title. Kent State won the team competition (300-297--597) with a six-stroke lead over host Ohio State (301-302--603). The second round became the final after the third round was cancelled due to rain.

Past Golfers of the Week

April 17 Breanne Hall, UT (So., Kentwood, Mich.) and Sara Boogaard, UT (So., Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Hall and Boogaard tied for sixth place at the EKU Lady Colonel Classic to lead Toledo to the tournament title (315-313-314--942) for the fourth time this season. It was the second consecutive tournament win for the Rockets. Hall shot 77-78-78--233 and Boorgaard carded 79-77-77--233.

April 10 Kelly Pickett, EMU (So., Remuera, Auckland)
Pickett became just the second EMU women's golfer to win an individual tournament when she shot 154 (75-79) to win the Bronco Invitational. Eastern Michigan placed second as a team (321-328--649) at the event.

April 3 Erica Bieniek, WMU (Jr., Scottville, Mich.)
Bieniek tied for fifth place at the William & Mary Invitational. She scored a 151 (75-76), leading the Broncos to a fifth-place (315-310--625) team finish at the event.

March 27 Martina Gillen, KSU (So., Dublin, Ireland)
Gillen led the Golden Flashes with a final round of 73 to finish in a tie for fourth place (78-76-73--227) at the Dr. Thompson Rainbow Invitational. Kent State finished in fifth place at the 12-team event with a score of 946 (319-318-309).

March 20 Breanne Hall, UT (So., Kentwood, Mich.)
Hall shot a 145 to finish in third place at the 16th Annual Snowbird Intercollegiate. She opened play with a personal-best round of 73 and finished the tournamet with a new career low of 72. She led her team to a fifth-place team finish with a score of 624 (314-310).

March 13 Jan Dowling, KSU (Sr., Bradford, Ontario)
Dowling tied for 10th place at the Central District Invitational in Parrish, Fla. on Feb. 25-26. She shot rounds of 78-73-73 for a total of 224 to lead Kent State to a 10th-place team finish in a tournament that included Ohio State, Michigan State, Texas Christian, Oklahoma and Baylor. Dowling opened the spring season with a score of 156 (78-78) to tie for eighth place at the Lady Aztec Invitational. Kent State finished third (319-314--633) as a team behind Colorado State (308-318--626) and Washington (322-306--628) and ahead of Michigan (324-319--643).

Coming up in MAC Women's Golf

April 26-28 Mid-American Conference Championship (host Ohio)
Walden Ponds, Hamilton, Ohio

Team Notes

Eight teams head to Walden Ponds in Hamilton, Ohio for the 2002 Mid-American Conference Women's Golf Championship. Kent State is the defending team champion and has held the title for three years. The Golden Flashes won the first MAC Women's Golf Championship at King's Island in 1999 and has set scoring records every year since. KSU's Jan Dowling won the individual medal in 1999 and 2000 before teammate Martina Gillen took over the title in 2001. Gillen currently leads the MAC in scoring with a 74.89 average, followed by Dowling (76.93) and teammate Veronique Drouin (77.30). Toledo's Keli Higgins (78.29) and Breanne Hall (78.87) rank fourth and fifth, respectively.

Sophomore Keli Higgins (79-79--158) and Junior Stephanie Eifert (79-79--158) tied for 30th place at the Lady Buckeye Invitational. The pair led Toledo to a tie for ninth place (322-314--636) at the 15-team tournament. The Rockets ended the season with four tournament wins, two in the fall (Laker Invitational and Falcon Invitational) and two in the spring (Bronco Invitational and Lady Colonel Classic).

This Spring in MAC Women's Golf

APRIL
20-21 Lady Buckeye Invitational--15 teams
 Scarlet Golf Course, Columbus, Ohio
 Par 72   6037 Yards
 1. Kent State 300-297--597
 2. Ohio State 301-302--603
 3. Michigan State 305-299--604
 4. Indiana 302-312--614
 5. Purdue 307-313--620
 T9. Toledo 322-314--636
 12. Ohio 317-335--652
 T13. Bowling Green 325-338--663
 15. Eastern Michigan 335-334--669
Top MAC Individuals
 1. Gabby Wedding, KSU 79-68--147
 T2. Martina Gillen, KSU 74-75--149
 T5. Veronique Drouin, KSU 74-76--150
13-14 Hawkeye Invitational--10 teams
 Finkbine G.C., Iowa City, Iowa
 Par 73   6000 Yards
 1. Michigan 290-287-311--888
 2. Indiana 296-302-305--903
 3. Iowa 302-300-315--917
 4. Iowa State 320-299-304--923
 5. Northern Iowa 310-308-312--930
 9. Eastern Michigan 318-320-327--965
Top MAC Individuals
 T32. Kelly Pickett, EMU 82-78-80--240
  Rachel Stoner, EMU 78-78-84--240

12-13 Illini Spring Classic--16 teams Stone Creek G.C., Urbana, Ill. Par 72 6276 Yards 1. Illinois 309-309--618 2. Southern Illinois 306-315--621 3. Arkansas State 314-316--630 4. Bradley 322-317--639 5. Illinois State 324-318--642 6. Western Michigan 328-315--643 11. Bowling Green 330-341--671 14. Northern Illinois 349-344--693 Top MAC Individuals T13. Katie Yoder, WMU 81-78--159 T18. Erica Bieniek, WMU 81-80--161 Megan Dunigan, WMU 84-77--161

11-13 EKU LAdy Colonel Classic--15 teams Arlington Golf Course, Richmond, Ky. Par 72 5817 Yards 1. Toledo 315-313-314--942 2. Murray State 312-312-322--946 3. Austin Peay State 310-324-313--947 4. Western Carolina 321-311-323--955 5. Eastern Kentucky 320-327-313--960 13. Ball State 337-333-343--1013 Top MAC Individuals T6. Breanne Hall, UT 77-78-78--233 Sara Boogaard, UT 79-77-77--233 T10. Keli Higgins, UT 79-79-76--234 T22. Stefanie Eifert, UT 80-82-78--240

7-8 Bronco Invitational--8 teams The Moors Golf Course, Kalamazoo, Mich. Par 73 5954 Yards 1. Toledo 323-320--643 2. Eastern Michigan 321-328--649 3. Oakland 326-329--655 4. Western Michigan 328-331--659 5. Bowling Green 333-327--660 8. Ball State 340-337--677 Top MAC Individuals 1. Kelly Pickett, EMU 75-79--154 2. Breanne Hall, UT 78-78--156 5. Shelley Binzel, BGSU 82-77--159

6-7 Indiana University Invitational--14 teams Indiana University Golf Course, Bloomington, Ind. Par 74 5851 Yards 1. Illinois 307-308-308--923 2. Michigan 314-306-304--924 3. Indiana 303-309-313--925 4. Michigan State 313-313-303--929 5. Kent State 316-310-309--925 Top MAC Individuals 7. Martina Gillen, KSU 76-76-77--229 T10. Leigh Ann Griffin, KSU 76-80-75--231 Veronique Drouin, KSU 78-77-76--231

MARCH 30-31 William & Mary Spring invitational--14 teams Ford's Colongy County Club, Williamsburg, Va. Par 71 5851 Yards 1. James Madison 312-301--613 2. Princeton 312-303--615 3. William & Mary 309-314--623 4. Yale 309-315--624 5. Western Michigan 315-310--625 Top MAC Individuals T5. Erica Bieniek, WMU 75-76--151 T17. Stephanie Donkin, WMU 78-78--156

28-29 Baylor-Tapatio Spring Shootout--19 teams Tapatio Springs Resort and Country Club, Boerne, Texas Par 72 6007 Yards 1. Texas Tech 309-304--613 2. Tulane 301-310--614 Baylor 312-302--614 4. Northwestern 315-301--616 5. Wisconsin 317-303--620 9. Kent State 317-320--637 18. Ohio 346-335--681 Top MAC Individuals T15. Martina Gillen, KSU 78-76--154

24-25 Saluki Invitational--12 teams Hickory Ridge Golf Course, Carbondale, Ill. Par 72 6017 Yards 1. Southern Illinois 312-322--641 2. Bradley 316-327--643 3. Murray State 321-324--645 4. Wichita State 331-318--649 5. Illinois State 328-331--659 6. Toledo 333-333--666 Top MAC Individuals T11. Breanne Hall, UT 78-83--161 T24. Sara Boogaard, UT 81-86--167

19-20 Dr. Thompson Rainbow Invitational--12 teams Klipper Golf Course, Kaneahe, Hawaii Par 72 5829 Yards 1. Oklahoma State 307-302-299--908 2. Oklahoma 306-313-301--920 3. Texas Christian 302-319-303--924 4. Tennessee 313-302-311--926 5. Kent State 319-318-309--946 Top MAC Individuals T4. Martina Gillen, KSU 78-76-73--227 T17. Jan Dowling, KSU 80-79-77--236

14-15 16th Annual Snowbird Intercollegiate--22 teams Pebblecreek Country Club, Tampa, Fla. Par 72 5940 Yards 1. Arkansas State 305-295--600 2. Notre Dame 313-304--617 3. Southern Mississippi 307-311--618 4. Southern Illinois 312-308--620 5. Toledo 314-310--624 8. Northern Illinois 329-317--646 10. Bowling Green 327-325--652 17. Ball State 334-341--675 Top MAC Individuals 3. Breanne Hall, UT 73-72--145 T7. Shelley Binzel, BGSU 75-77--152

12 Ball State vs. Youngstown State--Dual Bradenton, Fla. 1. Youngstown State 337 2. Ball State 359 Top MAC Individuals 4. Sara Padgett, BSU 85 7. Stacy Lods, BSU 90 8. Lisa Robertson, BSU 90 9. Natalie Dallas, BSU 94

11-12 spalding/Peggy Kirk bell Invitational--12 teams Tuscawilla, CC, W. Springs, Fla. Par 72 6012 1. N.C. State 308-293--601 2. Miami (Fla.) 305-305--610 3. Arkansas State 308-306--614 4. Florida Southern 310-305--615 5. Rollins College 314-318--632 9. Eastern Michigan 325-331--656 Top MAC Individuals T17. Allison Beam, NIU 74-82--156

11-12 sam houston invitational--18 teams Waterwood National Resort, Huntsville, Texas Par 72 5983 Yards 1. Arkansas-Little Rock 318-317-331--966 2. Nebraska 319-315-337--971 3. Nevada 317-319-341--977 4. Sam Houston State 326-320-335--981 5. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 326-315-341--982 13. Eastern Michigan 329-321-347--997 Top MAC Individuals T15. Kelly Pickett, EMU 81-76-78--243 T22. Kristina Reel, EMU 80-80-87--247

8-9 NIU Springlake invitational--11 teams Springlake GC, Sebring, Fla. Par 72 5966 Yards 1. Lynn 318-307--625 2. William & Mary 318-309--627 3. Ohio 323-314--637 4. Boston College 321-320--641 5. Western Michigan 325-317--642 6. Northern Illinois 326-329--655 Top MAC Individuals 6. Cari Mozingo, OH 80-77---157 T7. Erica Bieniek, WMU 80-78--158 T10. Tara Hawkins, NIU 77-83--160 Allison Beam, NIU 81-79--160 Megan Dunigan, WMU 82-78--160

4-5 Lady MOC Classic--17 teams Imperial Lakes CC, Lakeland, Fla. Par 72 5923 Yards 1. N.C. State 310-317-300--927 2. Miami (Fla.) 310-316-302--928 3. Wisconsin 311-318-309--938 4. James Madison 314-310-315--939 5. Florida Southern 311-320-316--947 13. Eastern Michigan 335-334-337--1006 Top MAC Individuals T32. Kelly Pickett, EMU 81-82-81--244 T44. Devon Beveridge, EMU 80-84-84--248

4-5 Verizon "mo" morial--18 teams Briarcrest CC, Bryan, Texas Par 72 6100 Yards 1. Ohio State 307-309--616 2. Michigan State 317-313--630 3. Texas Christian 315-318--633 4. Oklahoma 324-314--638 5. Baylor 324-316--640 10. Kent State Top MAC Individuals T22. Veronique Drouin, KSU 81-79--160 T25. Martina Gillen, KSU 79-82--161

FEBRUARY 25-26 Central District Invitational--18 teams River Wilderness CC, Parrish, Fla. Par 72 6109 Yards 1. Michigan State 296-292-296--884 2. Ohio State 301-297-297--895 Purdue 302-292-301--895 4. Michigan 303-301-299--903 5. Oklahoma 303-299-302--904 T6. Kent State 310-300-300--910 Top MAC Individuals T10. Jan Dowling, KSU 78-73-73--224 T23. Veronique Drouin, KSU 81-73-73--227

17-18 Lady Aztec Invitational--20 teams Lake San Marcos CC, Lake San Marcos, Calif. Par 72 6078 Yards 1. Colorado State 308-318--626 2. Washington 322-306--628 3. Kent State 319-314--633 4. Michigan 324-319--643 5. UC-Irvine 321-324--645 Top MAC Individuals T8. Jan Dowling, KSU 78-78--156 T14. Leigh Ann Griffin, KSU 81-78--159 Martina Gillen, KSU 78-81--159 T19. Veronique Drouin, KSU 83-77--160

2002 Women's Rankings

Player Yr. School Strokes Rounds Ave. Low Round
Martina Gillen So. KSU 2097 28 74.89 67
Jan Dowling Sr. KSU 2154 28 76.93 69
Veronique Drouin Jr. KSU 2087 27 77.30 71
Keli Higgins Sr. Toledo 1879 24 78.29 73
Breanne Hall So. Toledo 1650 21 78.57 72
Gabrielle Wedding Fr. KSU 1183 15 78.87 68
Heather Dobbin Sr. KSU 1422 18 79.00 68
Leigh Ann Griffin Sr. KSU 2065 26 79.42 72
Shelley Binzel Jr. BGSU 1511 19 79.53 72
Kim Kaye Sr. KSU 1201 15 80.07 74
Sara Boogaard So. Toledo 1924 24 80.17 73
Erica Bieniek Jr. WMU 1604 20 80.20 71
Kelly Pickett So. EMU 1690 21 80.48 75
Allison Beam Sr. NIU 1532 19 80.63 74
Angie Kephart Jr. Toledo 1939 24 80.79 73
Jenny Schnipke So. BGSU 1536 19 80.84 76
Stefanie Eifert Jr. Toledo 1295 16 80.94 77
Kristin Uhoda So. Toledo 1223 15 81.53 75
Candace Artz Sr. Ohio 1554 19 81.79 75
Cari Mozingo Ohio 1475 18 81.94 77
Tara Hawkins Sr. NIU 1558 19 82.00 77
Katie Yoder Jr. WMU 1640 20 82.00 78
Katie Schmidt Jr. Toledo 1559 19 82.05 78
Aimee Fronczak Jr. Ohio 1566 19 82.42 77
Natalie Dallas Fr. BSU 1325 16 82.81 79
Diane Rubin Jr. Ohio 1413 17 83.12 79
Kristina Reel So. EMU 1747 21 83.19 78
Megan Dunigan Jr. WMU 1667 20 83.35 76
Devon Beveridge Sr. EMU 1752 21 83.43 78
Ashley McCall Ohio 1169 14 83.50 78
Steph Donkin Fr. WMU 1426 17 83.88 77
Lisa Robertson So. BSU 1344 16 84.00 79
Nikki Chamberlin Jr. WMU 1683 20 84.15 79
Shannon Ivie Sr. WMU 593 7 84.71 81
Shannon Smith Sr. BGSU 1612 19 84.84 78
Stephanie Young Jr. Toledo 679 8 84.88 81
Sara Ann Palmer Ohio 1277 15 85.13 78
Amanda Mapley Jr. NIU 1278 15 85.20 80
Janelle Warrick Jr. NIU 1620 19 85.26 75
Jennifer LaRocco Sr. EMU 1792 21 85.33 81
Michelle Hupfer Sr. NIU 1623 19 85.42 80
Rachel Stoner So. EMU 1461 17 85.94 78
Stephanie Elsea Jr. BGSU 1635 19 86.05 80
Kristen Smith Sr. WMU 173 2 86.50 86
Brooke Hulsbrink Jr. WMU 433 5 86.60 83
Sara Padgett So. BSU 1387 16 86.69 80
Laura Adkins So. BSU 1401 16 87.56 80
Katie Dixon Ohio 967 11 87.91 78
Julie Wise So. BGSU 1319 15 87.93 80
Lindsey McEwin Fr. EMU 1850 21 88.10 81
Hattie Pavlechko Jr. BSU 354 4 88.50 85
Stacy Lods So. BSU 621 7 88.71 81
Tracy Myers Sr. BSU 1065 12 88.75 80
Emily Hassen Jr. BGSU 539 6 89.83 84
Vanessa Weimer Fr. BSU 182 2 91.00 89
Lindsey LaRocco Fr. BSU 182 2 91.00 89
Kari Evans So. BGSU 1005 11 91.36 82
Irish Wahlen NIU 927 10 92.70 86
Rachel Weese EMU 197 2 98.50 94