April 1, 2013
IPFW Spring Classic Final
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The Northern Illinois University women's golf team moved up the leaderboard in the final round of play to take third at the IPFW Spring Invitational Monday.
NIU shaved three strokes off its opening round 315 to finish the event with a 627, 11 strokes behind winner Indianapolis (616). Jenny Konop of Indianapolis won the tournament with a 148, eight strokes ahead of NIU's top golfer Connie Ellett (Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire) who shot a second round 75, six shots better than her first round score to jump 23 spots and finish 10th.
Jenny Niemiec (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East) and Casey LaBarbera (Marinette, Wis./Marinette) tied for 13th after shooting a 157. LaBarbera trimmed three strokes from her first round score to move 13 spots up the leaderboard, while Niemiec's second round 80 dropped the junior six spots.
Allie Parthie (Marinette, Wis./Marinette) and Taylor Ellett (Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire) round out the Huskie competitors. Both finished with a 160 to tie for 26th. Parthie shot a final round 80, while Taylor Ellett scored an 82.
"Overall it was a decent tournament for us," said NIU head coach Kim Kester. "It was cold and windy, but it was good to be out on then course. We're looking forward to going to Bowling Green in a few weeks and finish atop the leaderboard."
The Huskies return to action April 13 when NIU travels to Bowling Green, Ohio to compete in the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational. Tee time is set for 7 a.m. Central Time.
Team Scores: 1. Indianapolis (616); 2. Detroit (624); 3. Northern Illinois (627); 4. Dayton (628); 5. SIU Edwardsville (629); 6. Oakland (638); 7. Valparaiso (644); 8. Loyola (649), 9. Evansville (652) 10. IPFW (653).
Individual Scores: 1. Jenny Konop (Indy) 148; 2. Regan Pittard (Indy) 148; 3. Jaclyn Schindler (Indy) 151; 4. Collette Hansen (Detroit) 153; T-5. Lindsey Lammers (Detroit) 154, Brooke Hood (SIUE) 154; T-7. Mika Suntay (UD) 155, Kelly Coakley (UD) 155, Brenna Sherwood (IPFW) 155; T-10. Connie Ellett (NIU) 156, Kelly Voigt (Valpo) 156, Christina Thorne (Detroit) 156.