NIU Women's Golf Team Finishes Fifth at Falcon Invitational

GO HUSKIES Jenny Niemiec finished eighth at Falcon Invitational.
Jenny Niemiec finished eighth at Falcon Invitational.

April 14, 2013

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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - The Northern Illinois University women's golf team finished fifth at the Delores Black Falcon Invitational hosted by Bowling Green University Sunday.

The Huskies held on to fifth, shot a final round 315, 15 strokes off their first round score to finish the tournament in fifth with a 645. Detroit won the event with a 618, while Olivia Richards of Detroit winning individual honors with a 149.

Jenny Niemiec (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East) climbed 17 spots up the leaderboard by cutting nine strokes from her first round score to post a top-10 finish. Niemiec shot a second round 74 and finished the tournament with a 157 good for eighth place to lead the way for NIU.

"Jenny played extremely well," said NIU head coach Kim Kester. "It's good to have her get a top-10 finish. We have a week and a half to prepare for MACs and hop to improve on a few things and go out and perform well there."

Allie Parthie (Marinette, Wis./Marinette) and Casey LaBarbara (Marinette, Wis./Marinette) finished tied for 30th after shooting a 163. Parthie posted a final round score of 81, while LaBarbera trimmed five strokes off her first round shooting a 79.

Connie Ellett (Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire) finished in 38th with a 165, while her sister Taylor Ellett (Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire) cut 10 strokes off her first round score, carding a final round 81to finish in 65th with a 172. Natalya Schleebs (Naperville, Ill./Matea), who competed as an individual, shot a 169, posting a final round 80 to finish 56th.

The Huskies return to action April 26 when the Huskies travel to Nashport, Ohio to compete in the 2013 Mid-American Conference Championships. Tee time is set for 7 a.m. CT.

Team Scores: 1. Detroit (618); 2. Indianapolis (633); 3. Bowling Green State (635); 4. Oakland (643); T-5. Northern Illinois (645), Chicago State (645); 7. Ohio (647); T-8. Ferris State (648), Cleveland State (648); 10. Findlay (653); 11. Ashland (662); 12 Bowling Green State B (674); 13. IPFW (692); 14. Niagara (695); 15. Loyola (696); 16. Northwood (699).

Individual Scores: 1. Olivia Richards (UD) 149; 2. Lindsey Lammers (UD) 153; T-3. Chanice Young (Indy) 154, Jessica Peatross (Chi. St.) 154; T-5. Alanna Gerber (OU) 156, Emily Rohdy (FSU) 156, Jaclyn Schindler (Indy) 156; 8. Jenny Niemiec (NIU) 157); T-9. Angela Codian (Ohio) 158, Amy Ruthenberg (BGSU) 158, Collette Hansen (UD) 158, Allison Sears (UD) 158.




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