Women’s Golfer of the Week
Emily Podzielinski, Eastern Michigan, Fr., Noblesville, Ind.-Noblesville
Podzielinski made it a clean sweep for Eastern Michigan, when she captured medalist honors with a three-under 141 (72-69) for the two-round event. Podzielinski's victory was the first of her career in just her second collegiate event and her total of 141 becomes the new 36-hole EMU standard passing Stephany Fleet's mark of 143 (69-74) accomplished at the NIU Brickyard Intercollegiate, Sept. 10-11, 2007. GVSU's Allie Tyler finished one stoke off the pace at 142 (71-71) while Western Michigan University's Elise Swartout took third with a 145 (75-70). The Eastern Michigan University women's golf team finished Friday's opening round of the Cardinal Classic trailing host Ball State University by five stokes. However, by the time all the scores had been recorded Saturday at The Players Club, the Eagles had rallied to leapfrog the Cardinals to capture the tournament title with a 591 (298-293). BSU finished seven stokes back at 598 (293-305) followed by Grand Valley State University in third with a 599 (301-298).
Kristtini Cain, Ball State, So., Marion, Ind./Marion
Kristtini Cain tied for ninth at Ball State's own Cardinal Classic and helped the Cardinals to a second place finish at the 16-team tournament. Cain's 71 on the first day was one stroke off her career low 70, which she posted in the season opening tournament a week earlier.
Jordan Fesh, Ohio, Jr., Toledo, Ohio/St. Ursula Academy
Fesh and teammate Megan Weaver paced the Bobcats at the Cardinal Classic last weekend, which was contested at The Players Club in Yorktown, Ind.
Elise Swartout, Western Michigan, Sr., Ann Arbor, Mich./Ann Arbor-Pioneer
Swartout carded the first sub-par collegiate round of her career to move up to third place at the Cardinal Classic hosted by Ball State at The Players' Club in Yorktown, Ind. Swartout shot a 2-under par 70 on Sunday morning to register the third top-three finish of her career. Prior to today the Ann Arbor, Mich., native's best round to par was and even par 71 at the Duramed Collegiate Invitational at Rio Verde in 2009. It was also her lowest round in a collegiate event but Sunday's round eclipsed both of those marks.