April 12, 2014
Round 1 Results
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - The Northern Illinois University women's golf team is in ninth place after the first round of play at the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational at Stone Ridge Golf Club Saturday.
NIU finished the day with a 323, and is 19 shots behind field leader Ball State (304). Sydney MacDonald of South Dakota State and Meghan Perry of Ball State lead all individuals with a 73.
"It was pretty windy out there, which got us into some trouble," said NIU head coach Kim Kester. "The greens were tough today, very bumpy. It wasn't a great day for us, but we're looking forward to moving up tomorrow."
Sophomores Connie Ellett (Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire) and Samantha Coyne (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett) pace the Huskies. The two are in 21st with a 79. Freshman Sydney Brickey (Burtchville, Mich./Shattuck-St. Mary's) is in 34th with an 81, after trimming five strokes off her score on the front nine. Brickey went 43 out and was 38 in.
Fellow freshman Lena Gautier (La Celle Saint Cloud, France/Creteil) is 58th with an 84. Senior Jenny Niemiec (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East) struggled on the front nine, shooting a 45, but rallied on the back nine to fire a 42 for a first round 87. She is in 73rd and rounds out the Huskie competitors.
Tee time for final round play at the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational is set for 8:30 a.m. CT. The Huskies will be playing with Bowling Green and Detroit.
Team Scores: 1. Ball State (304); 2. Eastern Michigan (305); T-3. South Dakota State (315), Chicago State (315); 5. Akron (316); 6. IPFW (317); T-7. Detroit (319), Bowling Green (319); 9. Northern Illinois (323); 10. Ohio (324); 11. Western Illinois (325); 12. Oakland (328); Cleveland State (329); Bowling Green [B] (332); 15. UIC (341).
Individual Scores: T-1. Sydney MacDonald (SDSU) 73, Meghan Perry (BSU) 73; T-3. Lindsey Lammers (UD) 74, Sarah Westway (BSU) 74; 5. Kelsey Murphy (EMU) 75; T-6. Lily Bartell (BGSU) 76, Brooke Melvin (CSU) 76, Sylvie Williams (EMU) 76; T-9. Karyn Lee Ping (EMU) 77, Laura Murray (UA), 77, Corey Crossan (EMU) 77, Fernanda Solis (CSU) 77.