This Week in MAC Women's Golf

Updated 4/25/2000
MAC Pepsi Women's Golfer of the Week

Jan Dowling Kent
Freshman Bradford, Ontario

Dowling recorded her third straight top-10 finish at the Buckeye Spring Invitational, tying for eighth place. She was the top MAC finisher scoring a three-round total of 233 (78-79-76).

Other Top Performances

Shelley Binzel (BGSU, Fr., Dublin, Ohio) was BGSU's top finisher at the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational. She was also the most consitent Falcon, posting a three-round score of 246, averaging 82.00 strokes per round. She hit a low round of 81.

Heather Fueger (Ohio, Sr., West Lafayette, Ind.) finished 13th with a score of 236 to pace the Bobcats to a tie for seventh place at the Lady Buckeye Invitational. The finish marked Fueger's eighth top-20 finish of the season and the fifith time this season that she has led Ohio.

Katie Jordan (Toledo, Jr., Rushville, Ind.) tied for 47th place (82-85-83--250) at the Lady Buckeye Invitational. She paced the Rockets to a 12th-place team finish with a three-round average of 83.33.

Team Notes

Kent looks to defend its MAC title at the second annual Mid-American Conference Women's Golf Championship April 28-30. Sophomore Jan Dowling is the returning individual champion.

Ohio finished in a tie for seventh place at the Ohio State Lady Buckey Invitational. Senior Hayley Amerine posted her best finish in a three-round tournament with a score of 256. Junior Julee Sovesky tied for 14th place with a score of 237, her eighth top-15 finish this season.

Western Michigan looks to improve on its seventh-place finish from last season. The Broncos were picked to finish sixth in the 2000 MAC Coaches' Preseason Poll, but have placed in front of three league opponents this season. WMU has finished ahead of Toledo, Bowling Green and Northern Illinois in tournament action. The Broncos carry a young squad with four freshmen owning averages in the team's top-five.


Coming up in MAC Women's Golf

April
27-30 Mid-American Conference Women's Golf Championship
 Waldon Ponds, Hamilton, Ohio

2000 MAC Women's Golf Coaches' Preseason Poll

School 			Pts. 	1999 Finish
1. Kent 		40 	1st
2. Ohio 		37 	2nd
3. Eastern Michigan 	28 	4th
4. Toledo 		22 	3rd
5. Bowling Green 	16 	6th
6. Western Michigan 	13 	7th
8. Northern Illinois 	12 	5th

This Spring in MAC Women's Golf

April
22-23 Lady Buckeye spring invitational--16 teams
  Scarlet G.C.
  Columbus, Ohio
 1. Ohio State 311-315-303--929
 2. Michigan State 314-310-311--935
 3. Northwestern 316-318-307--941
 4. Indiana 317-318-308--943
 5. Kent 316-310-321--947
 T7. Ohio 314-331-326--971
 12. Toledo 336-345-336--1017

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 24 Jan Dowling, Kent
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 as of April 24)
Team Individual
47. Kent

MAC in the
Mastercard Collegiate Rankings
(Top-50 as of April 15)
Team Individual
39. Kent

2000 Women's MAC Rankings
(listed by average)

Player 			Yr. School Strokes Rounds Ave. L. Round
Jan Dowling 		So. Kent   2147 28 76.68 72
Julee Sovesky 		Jr. Ohio   1617 21 77.00 69
Stephanie Smoot 	Sr. EMU    1628 21 77.52 73
Heather Fueger 		Sr. Ohio   1628 21 77.52 73
Candace Artz 		So. Ohio   1425 18 79.17 71
Cheryl Tooshkenig 	So. Kent   1980 25 79.20 73
Heather Dobbin 		So. Kent   1995 25 79.80 72
Veronique Drouin 	Fr. Kent   2241 28 80.04 72
Shelley Binzel 		Fr. BGSU   1526 19 80.32 75
Leigh Ann Griffin 	So. Kent   2276 28 81.29 73
Diane Rubin 		Fr. Ohio   1712 21 81.52 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
Jill MacDonald 		Fr. Kent   905  11 82.27 74
Stefanie Eifert 	Fr. Toledo 1731 21 82.43 74
Katie Jordan 		Jr. Toledo 1817 22 82.59 73
Allison Beam 		So. NIU    1487 18 82.61 76
Erica Bieniek 		Fr. WMU    1489 18 82.72 71
Keli Higgins 		So. Toledo 1993 24 83.04 77
Aimee Fronczac 		Fr. Ohio   831  10 83.10 75
Jasreen Nirmal 		So. EMU    1584 19 83.37 77
Andrea Schaffer 	Jr. EMU    1349 16 84.31 73
Tara Hawkins 		So. NIU    1349 16 84.31 77
Julie Harter 		Jr. Ohio   1012 12 84.33 78
Shannon Sharp 		Sr. BGSU   1603 19 84.37 79
Katie Yoder 		Fr. WMU    1519 18 84.39 78
Amanda McGee 		Sr. Toledo 844  10 84.40 80
Angie Kephart 		Fr. Toledo 1018 12 84.83 79
Hayley Amerine 		Sr. Ohio   1019 12 84.92 81
Shannon Smith 		So. BGSU   1615 19 85.00 77
Kimberly Kaye 		So. Kent   935  11 85.00 77
Jennifer LaRocco 	So. EMU    1194 14 85.29 80
Kristen Smith 		So. WMU    1540 18 85.56 79
Megan Williams 		So. Toledo 1886 22 85.73 76
Janelle Warrick 	Fr. NIU    1458 17 85.76 79
Stephanie Elsea 	Fr. BGSU   1633 19 85.95 78
Missy Hinds 		Sr. BGSU   1468 17 86.35 80
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
Megan Dunigan 		Fr. WMU    1457 16 91.06 85
Kate Kolesnik 		Sr. BGSU   1004 11 91.27 83
Michelle Hupfer 	Jr. NIU    92   1  92.00 92
Carrie Black 		Sr. NIU    923  10 92.30 83
Shannon Ivie 		Fr. WMU    848  9  94.22 84