EMU's Fleet Selected As Golfer Of The Week For The Second Time This Season

Updated 10/4/2006

MAC Women’s Golfer Of The Week

Stephany Fleet, So., Eastern Michigan, Dewitt. Mich. (Dewitt)

Continued her strong play with a third consecutive top-five showing, turning in a third-place finish at the prestigious Wolverine Invitational at the U-M Golf Course, Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Competing against some of the region's best golfers, the Dewitt, Mich. native carded a 73 in the final round to finish with a 223, just one stroke out of a playoff for the tournament title.

 

Fleet had a solid two days, finishing just two strokes shy of her career best 54-hole score of 221 set just last week at the Lady Irish Invitational, Sept. 23-24, in South Bend. Ind. The three-round score was also the lowest total ever posted by an EMU golfer in the seven years that the Eagles have competed in the event. The previous low of 228 was set by Heather Nolan in a third-place showing, Oct. 14-15, 2005.

 

Overall, the third-place finish marked the sophomore's fifth career- top 10 finish and sixth consecutive top 15 showing dating back to the EKU Spring Invitational, April 6-8, 2006. In eight rounds this fall, Fleet is averaging a team low and Mid-American Conference low 74.4 stokes per 18 holes.

 

As a team, the Eagles placed seventh with a team score of 935 (312-317-306) as the University of Michigan took home the invitational hardware with a 906 (305-295-06).

 

Others Nominated:

Nicci Schultz, So., Northern Illinois, Somonauk, IL/Somonauk

Schultz fired a collegiate-best 149 (73-76) to finish third overall in the 22nd Annual Huskie Classic, helping Northern Illinois to a second-place finish at the tournament.

 

Kallie Harrison, Sr., Ball State, Decatur, Ill. (St. Teresa)

Harrison fired a Ball State school record for 18 holes with her second-round 71.  Her first and third-round scores of 75 gave her a 54-hole total of 221 -- also a BSU school record. Overall, the Cardinals tied for 15th in the tournament, which host Denver won.  Brigham Young was second in  the 16-team event. Harrison tied for 17th overall at the event to lead the Cardinals.