Huskies Slip in Second Round of MAC Championships
April 28, 2012
FISHERS, Ind. -The Northern Illinois University women's golf team slipped to ninth after second round play at the 2012 Mid-American Conference Women's Golf Championships at Hawthorns Golf & Country Club in Fishers, Ind. Saturday.
"During the worst weather, we were seven shots up on the two teams that were below us at the time and making a run for the team above," said NIU head coach Pam Tyska. "Once the weather got better, we started to get into trouble."
The Huskies posted a second round 341 and have a two-day total of 674, four shots behind Bowling Green, which sits in eighth (670). Kent State leads the field with a 608.
Senior Kelsie Passolt (Hayward, Wis./Hayward) leads all Huskie golfers with a 158 after carding an 80 in the second round. She sits in 13th place. Junior Allie Parthie (Marinette, Wis./Marinette), who began the day in 35th, trimmed five strokes off her first round score to shoot a second round 79. She is in 27th with a 163.
After posting an 80 her first round at the MAC Championships, Jenny Niemiec (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East) struggled in her second round. Niemiec shot an 89 and fell to 37th place. Taylor Ellett (Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire) held onto 44th after scoring a second round 93 for a two-day total of 184. Allison Van Heuklom (Middleton, Wis./Middleton) shot a second round 96 and is in 45th with a 191.
NIU concludes play in the 2012 MAC Women's Golf Championships Sunday. The Huskies tee off at 7:30 a.m. with Van Heuklom. Passolt will be the final Huskie playing the course and she tees off at 8:10 a.m. All times Central.
Team Scores: 1. Kent State (608); 2. Toledo (613); 3. Ball State (620); 4. Akron (634); 5. Eastern Michigan (635); 6. Western Michigan (645); 7. Ohio (663); 8. Bowling Green (670); 9. Northern Illinois (674).
Individual Scores:1. Piyathida Chaiyapan (UT) 146; 2. Erin Hawe (KSU) 149; 3. Mecredes Germino (KSU) 150; T-4. Shamira Marshall (KSU) 153, Shannon Warner (EMU) 153; 6. Jenna Hague (BSU) 154; T-7. Zoe Camus (BSU) 155, Katie Jenior (UA) 155; T-9. Allison Schultz (UT) 156, Katie Windlan (BSU) 156.
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