Kent State Wins Second Mid-American Conference Women's Golf Championship

Updated 4/30/2000
INDIAN SPRINGS, OHIO (April 30) - Kent State University's women's golf team won its second consecutive Mid-American Conference Golf Championship at Walden Ponds Golf Course with a league-record score of 902 (306-296-300). The Golden Flashes shaved 30 strokes off last year's winning score of 932. Kent State's second-day score of 296 was also a league record, for a single round.

Jan Dowling (Kent State) shot a three-round total of 220 (73-74-73) to win the individual title for the second year in a row. The Golden Flashes took the top three spots with Veronique Drouin in second place (77-73-73=223), followed by Cheryl Tooshkenig in third place (77-73-75=225). The old three-round tournament low score had been 225, set by Dowling in 1999.

Ohio's Heather Fueger also set a tournament record as well as a course record with her second-round total of 71 on Saturday, April 29. She finished the tournament in a tie for seventh place (75-71-89=235). Her 71 was the lowest women's golf round in a tournament at Walden Ponds Golf Course.

Kent State swept three individual honors with Dowling earning MAC Golfer of the Year, Drouin being named MAC Freshman of the Year and Kent State Head Coach Mike Morrow being voted the MAC Coach of the Year.

Toledo's Katie Jordan was named the MAC Sportswomen of the Year, as voted by her peers. The award recognizes the player whom other players most enjoy playing or conversing with; has good rapport with her own team; is supportive of her own team, but also respects the competition; makes players feel comfortable to be around her; commands respect and esteem rather than merely being popular and would consider to be worthy of representing women's intercollegiate golf to others.

Six Kent State athletes were named to the All-MAC team, while Ohio earned three spots on the list. Kent State's Jan Dowling and Cheryl Tooshkenig were named to the first team along with Ohio's Julee Sovesky and Heather Fueger and Eastern Michigan's Stephanie Smoot.

Golden Flashes Veronique Drouin, Heather Dobbin and Leigh Ann Griffin headed the second team along with Ohio's Candace Artz and Bowling Green's Shelley Binzel.

Ohio finished second in the final team standings (312-298-315=925), followed by Eastern Michigan in third place (320-322-311=953), Toledo in fourth place (322-337-314=973), Bowling Green in fifth place (346-333-319=998), Western Michigan in sixth place (334-335-331=1000) and Northern Illinois in seventh place (332-339-335=1006).



TEAM STANDINGS (Par 288/576/864)

SCHOOL  		1ST DAY	2ND DAY 3RD DAY TOTAL

KENT STATE  		306 	296 	300 	902
OHIO  			312 	298 	315 	925
EASTERN MICHIGAN  	320 	322 	311 	953
TOLEDO  		322 	337 	314 	973
BOWLING GREEN  		346 	333 	319 	998
WESTERN MICHIGAN  	334 	335 	331 	1000
NORTHERN ILLINOIS  	332 	339 	335 	1006

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS (Par 72/144/216)

NAME 			SCHOOL 		1ST  2ND  3RD  TOTAL

Jan Dowling 		KENT STATE 	73   74   73   220
Veronique Drouin 	KENT STATE 	77   73   73   223
Cheryl Tooshkenig 	KENT STATE 	77   73   75   225
Stephanie Smoot 	EMU 		78   75   73   226
Julee Sovesky 		OHIO 		77   75   75   227
Hayley Amerine 		OHIO 		80   75   79   234
Heather Fueger 		OHIO 		75   71   89   235
Andrea Schaffer 	EMU 		81   79   75   235
Candace Artz 		OHIO 		80   77   78   235
Leigh Ann Griffin 	KENT STATE 	81   76   79   236
Shelley Binzel 		BGSU 		84   78   76   238
Kim Kaye 		KENT STATE 	83   78   80   241
Heather Dobbin 		KENT STATE 	79   82   81   242
Erica Bieniek 		WMU 		78   83   81   242
Megan Williams 		TOLEDO 		83   83   77   243
Angie Kephart 		TOLEDO 		79   85   80   244
Stephanie Young 	TOLEDO 		84   84   77   245
Jasreen Nirmal 		EMU 		79   84   85   248
Stefanie Eifert 	TOLEDO 		79   87   83   249
Keli Higgins 		TOLEDO 		81   85   83   249
Jenny Larocco 		EMU 		82   84   84   250
Amanda Mapely 		NIU 		79   85   86   250
Janelle Warrick 	NIU 		85   84   81   250
Diane Rubin 		OHIO 		84   83   83   250
Kristee Wright 		EMU 		84   85   82   251
Julie Harter 		OHIO 		85   82   84   251
Shannon Smith 		BGSU 		89   85   79   253
Devon Beveridge 	EMU 		86   87   81   254
Tara Hawkins 		NIU 		86   87   82   255
Nicole Chamberlin 	WMU 		87   83   86   256
Katie Yoder 		WMU 		85   85   86   256
Missy Hinds 		BGSU 		88   82   88   258
Kate Kolesvik 		BGSU 		85   89   84   258
Allison Beam 		NIU 		82   86   91   259
Katie Jordan 		TOLEDO 		93   86   80   259
Megan Dunigan 		WMU 		95   84   80   259
Stephanie Elsea 	BGSU 		89   88   83   260
Kristen Smith 		WMU 		84   92   84   260
Shannon Sharp 		BGSU 		92   88   81   261
Carrie Black 		NIU 		92   84   86   262
Brooke Hulsbrink 	WMU 		92   85   86   263
Jamie Kinkead 		NIU 		94   96   100  290

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS (Par 72/144/216)

BOWLING GREEN SCHOOL 346 333 319 998
Shelley Binzel BGSU 84 78 76 238
Shannon Smith BGSU 89 85 79 253
Missy Hinds BGSU 88 82 88 258
Kate Kolesvik BGSU 85 89 84 258
Stephanie Elsea BGSU 89 88 83 260
Shannon Sharp BGSU 92 88 81 261

EASTERN MICHIGAN SCHOOL 320 322 311 953
Stephanie Smoot EMU 78 75 73 226
Andrea Schaffer EMU 81 79 75 235
Jasreen Nirmal EMU 79 84 85 248
Jenny Larocco EMU 82 84 84 250
Kristee Wright EMU 84 85 82 251
Devon Beveridge EMU 86 87 81 254

KENT STATE SCHOOL 306 296 300 902
Jan Dowling KENT STATE 73 74 73 220
Veronique Drouin KENT STATE 77 73 73 223
Cheryl Tooshkenig KENT STATE 77 73 75 225
Leigh Ann Griffin KENT STATE 81 76 79 236
Kim Kaye KENT STATE 83 78 80 241
Heather Dobbin KENT STATE 79 82 81 242

NORTHERN ILLINOIS SCHOOL 332 339 335 1006
Amanda Mapely NIU 79 85 86 250
Janelle Warrick NIU 85 84 81 250
Tara Hawkins NIU 86 87 82 255
Allison Beam NIU 82 86 91 259
Carrie Black NIU 92 84 86 262
Jamie Kinkead NIU 94 96 100 290

OHIO SCHOOL 312 298 315 925
Julee Sovesky OHIO 77 75 75 227
Hayley Amerine OHIO 80 75 79 234
Heather Fueger OHIO 75 71 89 235
Candace Artz OHIO 80 77 78 235
Diane Rubin OHIO 84 83 83 250
Julie Harter OHIO 85 82 84 251

TOLEDO SCHOOL 322 337 314 973
Megan Williams TOLEDO 83 83 77 243
Angie Kephart TOLEDO 79 85 80 244
Stephanie Young TOLEDO 84 84 77 245
Stefanie Eifert TOLEDO 79 87 83 249
Keli Higgins TOLEDO 81 85 83 249
Katie Jordan TOLEDO 93 86 80 259

WESTERN MICHIGAN SCHOOL 334 335 331 1000
Erica Bieniek WMU 78 83 81 242
Nicole Chamberlin WMU 87 83 86 256
Katie Yoder WMU 85 85 86 256
Megan Dunigan WMU 95 84 80 259
Kristen Smith WMU 84 92 84 260
Brooke Hulsbrink WMU 92 85 86 263