Jan Dowling Named MAC Women's Golfer Of The Week

Updated 4/19/2000
MAC Pepsi Women's Golfer of the Week

Jan Dowling * Kent
Freshman * Bradford, Ontario

Dowling tied for fourth place at the Hawkeye Invitational, for her second top-10 finish of the season. She scored a 229 for three rounds with a low round of 76. Dowling led Kent to a fifth-place team finish at the event.

Other Top Performances

  • Shelley Binzel (BGSU, Fr., Dublin, Ohio) recorded her third straight top-13 finish at the Illini Spring Classic on April 15-16. She scored 162 in two rounds with a low round of 80 to tie for 13th place.

  • Janelle Warrick (NIU, Fr., Neenah, Wis.) posted a 36-hole career-low of 162 at the Illini Spring Classic. She averaged 81 strokes for the two-round tournament with a low round of 80 in the final round. Warrick tied for 13th place (a career-best finish) to lead the Huskies to a fifth-place finish as a team.

  • Julee Sovesky (Ohio, Jr., New Castle, Pa.) finished third at the EKU Lady Colonel Classic with a score of 154. She shot back-to-back rounds of 77 to mark her seventh top-10 finish in eight tournaments. Sovesky finished just two strokes behind the co-medalists.

  • Stefanie Eifert (Toledo, Fr. Lakota, Ohio) tied for fourth place with a two-round score of 155 (81-74). She led the Rockets to a sixth-place team finish.

  • Erica Bieniek (WMU, Fr., Scottville, Mich.) captured medalist honors in WMU's 333-524 victory over Chicago State in dual meet action. Bieniek has now posted team medalist honors on five occasions.

    Team Notes

  • Ball State inked its first recruiting class, signing four athletes to natioinal letters of intent. Head coach Shelley Sanders is renewing the Cardinal's women's golf program after a 18-year absence. BSU discontinued its women's golf team in March, 1982, but will begin play again this fall. Laura Adkins (Sparta, Wis.), Jamie Hovious (Martinsville, Ind.), Sara Padgett (Noblesville, Ind.) and Lisa Robertson (Goshen, Ind.) have all signed on to help BSU reinstate its program.

  • Northern Illinois picked up its top finish of the season with a fifth-place mark at the Illini Classic. Three NIU golfers placed in the top-20 for the first time this season, and the Huskies scored a 655 for two rounds, the second-best score of the season for the team.

  • Ohio finished fifth at the EKU Lady Colonel Classic keeping alive a steak of eight consecutive top-five performances this season. Junior Julee Sovesky led the Bobcats with a third-place finish. Senior Heather Fueger posted her seventh top-20 finish with a score of 159 to finish in 16th place. Senior Hayley Amerine recorded her top finish of the season with a 44th-place finish, tying her season-low two-round score of 166.

  • Western Michigan will take a weekend off to wrap up final exams before heading to Hamilton, Ohio, for the Mid-American Conference Women's Golf Championship April 28-30. The Broncos picked up a win in a dual match against Chicago State on April 14.

    Coming up in MAC Women's Golf

    April
    22-23 Lady Buckeye Invitational - Columbus, Ohio

    
    This Spring in MAC Women's Golf
    
    April
    15-16 Hawkeye Invitational--8 teams
      Finkbine G.C.
      Iowa City, Iowa
     1. Iowa 303-307-312--922
     2. Michigan 299-306-319--924
     3. Northwestern 307-299-322--928
     4. Wisconsin 302-318-317--937
     5. Kent 310-307-323--940
    
    15-16 Illini Spring Classic--14 teams
      Stone G.C.
      Urbana, Ill.
     1. SW Missouri State 313-315--628
     2. Southern Illinois 328-306--634
     3. Bradley 324-314--638
     4. Illinois 326-313--639
     5. Northern Illinois 332-323--655
     8. Bowling Green 346-343--689
    
    15-16 EKU Lady Colonel Classic--17 teams
      Arlington G.C.
      Richmond, Ky.
     1. Arkansas State 317-302--619
     2. Murray State 318-314--632
     3. Tennessee Tech 314-323--637
     4. Austin Peay State 325-313--638
     5. Ohio 324-317--641
     6. Toledo 326-317--643
     9. Eastern Michigan 337-320--657
    
    14 Chicago State at Western Michigan--dual
      The Moors Golf Course
      Portage, Mich.
     1. Western Michigan 333
     2. Chicago State 524
    
    9-10  Bronco Invitational--8 teams
      The Moors Golf Club
      Portage, Mich.
     1. Eastern Michigan 157-149--306
     2. Bowling Green 169-160--329
     3. Western Michigan 173-158--331
     4. Butler 175-157--332
     5. Grand Valley State 175-161--336
    
    7-8  Indiana invitational--15 teams
      Keith Hills Country Club
      Buies Creek, N.C.
     1. Indiana 314-323--637
     2. Ohio State 317-322--639
     3. Wisconsin 324-321--645
     4. Northwestern 323-328--647
     5. Michigan State 321-331--652
     9. Kent 326-333--659
    
    1-2  Fighting Camel Classic--11 teams
      Keith Hills Country Club
      Buies Creek, N.C.
     1. Campbell 306-309--615
     2. Penn State 314-322--636
     3. UNC Greensboro 322-321--643
     4. College of Charleston 328-324--652
     5. Ohio 328-324--652
    
    1-2  Grand Valley St. Lady Laker Inv.--11 teams
     1. Toledo 320-325--645
     2. Bowling Green 328-327--655
        Western Michigan 335-320--655
     4. Grand Valley State 331-326--657
     5. Loyola 330-331--661
        Oakland 340-321--661
    

    Past Pepsi MAC Golfers of the Week

  • April 19: Jan Dowling, Kent
  • April 12: Stephanie Smoot, Eastern Michigan
  • April 5: Keli Higgins, Toledo
  • March 29: Julee Sovesky, Ohio

    MAC in the Golfweek Sagarin College Rankings (Top-50)

    Team Individual
    47. Kent

    MAC in the Mastercard Collegiate Rankings (Top-50)

    Team Individual
    39. Kent

    
    2000 Women's MAC Rankings (listed by average)
    
    Player, Yr. 		School Strokes Rounds 	Ave.	 L. Round
    Jan Dowling So. 	Kent 	1914 	25 	76.56 	    72
    Julee Sovesky Jr. 	Ohio 	1380 	18 	76.67	    69
    Heather Fueger Sr. 	Ohio 	1392 	18 	77.33       73
    Stephanie Smoot Sr. 	EMU 	1628 	21 	77.52       73
    Candace Artz So. 	Ohio 	1425 	18 	79.17       71
    Cheryl Tooshkenig So. 	Kent 	1745 	22 	79.32       73
    Heather Dobbin So. 	Kent 	1750 	22 	79.55       72
    Veronique Drouin Fr. 	Kent 	1996 	25 	79.84 	    72
    Shelley Binzel Fr. 	BGSU 	1280 	16 	80.00       75
    Leigh Ann Griffin So. 	Kent 	2019 	25 	80.76       73
    Diane Rubin Fr. 	Ohio 	1464 	18 	81.33       75
    Stephanie Young So. 	Toledo 	1718 	21 	81.81       72
    Kristee Wright Sr. 	EMU 	1723 	21 	82.05       74
    Devon Beveridge So. 	EMU 	1725 	21 	82.14       75
    Aimee Fronczac Fr. 	Ohio 	575 	7 	82.14       75
    Stefanie Eifert Fr. 	Toledo 	1479 	18 	82.17       74
    Jill MacDonald Fr. 	Kent 	905 	11 	82.27       74
    Katie Jordan Jr. 	Toledo 	1567 	19 	82.47       73
    Allison Beam So. 	NIU	1487 	18 	82.61       76
    Erica Bieniek Fr. 	WMU 	1489 	18 	82.72       71
    Keli Higgins So. 	Toledo 	1740 	21 	82.86       77
    Shannon Sharp Sr.	BGSU 	1333 	16 	83.31       79
    Jasreen Nirmal So. 	EMU 	1584 	19 	83.37       77
    Angie Kephart Fr. 	Toledo 	755 	9 	83.89       79
    Julie Harter Jr. 	Ohio	757 	9 	84.11       78
    Andrea Schaffer Jr. 	EMU 	1349 	16 	84.31       73
    Tara Hawkins So. 	NIU 	1349 	16 	84.31       77
    Katie Yoder Fr. 	WMU 	1519 	18 	84.39       78
    Amanda McGee Sr. 	Toledo 	844 	10 	84.40       80
    Kimberly Kaye So. 	Kent 	678 	8 	84.75       83
    Hayley Amerine Sr. 	Ohio 	763 	9 	84.78       81
    Shannon Smith So. 	BGSU 	1358 	16 	84.88       77
    Stephanie Elsea Fr. 	BGSU 	1359 	16 	84.94       81
    Missy Hinds Sr. 	BGSU 	1192 	14 	85.14       80
    Jennifer LaRocco So. 	EMU 	1194 	14 	85.29       80
    Megan Williams So. 	Toledo 	1621 	19 	85.32       76
    Kristen Smith So. 	WMU 	1540 	18 	85.56       79
    Janelle Warrick Fr. 	NIU 	1458 	17 	85.76       79
    Brooke Hulsbrink Fr.	WMU 	1469 	17 	86.41       81
    Nicole Chamberlin Fr.	WMU 	872 	10 	87.20       78
    Amanda Mapley Fr. 	NIU 	1499 	17 	88.18       81
    Emily Hassen Fr. 	EMU 	887 	10 	88.70       79
    Jamie Kinkead Jr. 	NIU 	1597 	18 	88.72       80
    Angel Garrett So. 	BGSU 	979 	11 	89.00       81
    Susan Lewis Fr. 	Ohio 	448 	5 	89.60       82
    Angela Harbar Fr. 	WMU 	541 	6 	90.17       79
    Kate Kolesnik Sr. 	BGSU 	726 	8 	90.75       83
    Megan Dunigan Fr. 	WMU 	1457 	16 	91.06       85
    Michelle Hupfer Jr. 	NIU 	921 	10	92.00 	    92
    Carrie Black Sr. 	NIU 	923 	10 	92.30       83
    Shannon Ivie Fr. 	WMU 	848 	9 	94.22       84