Mid-American Conference Championship Final Results in PDF Format
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April 29, 2007
Nashport, Ohio--The Northern Illinois women's golf team found the goings rough at the Mid-American Conference Championship, as the Huskies placed eighth overall at the Longaberger Golf Club [par 72, 6,149 yards] on Sunday afternoon.
NIU freshman Kim Hunley (Aurora, Ill.) found her way into the top-20 and led the Huskies with a share of 18th place, boasting a team-best score of 327. Junior Abby Many (Mt. Prospect, Ill) finished only five spots behind Hunley carding a 333, good for a share of 23rd place.
Huskie senior Lisa Bailey (Decatur, Ill.) improved by three slots on the day shooting a 339 to claim sole possession of 30th place, while teammate Anne Senn (Mt. Prospect, Ill.) entered the clubhouse in 37th place (349). Nicci Schultz (Somonauk, Ill.) rounded out the Huskie scoring with a 39th-place finish of 360.
NIU head coach Pam Tyska viewed this year's MAC Championship as a learning experience.
"It is unfortunate that the girls struggled the entire tournament to post numbers that reflected the true talent of this year's squad," Tyska said. "We can do nothing but learn from this unfortunate experience and look towards the future."
Kent State proved to be unstoppable claiming four spots in the top-five. Kira Meixner held the top spot the entire tournament to claim medalist honors with a mark of 295, while teammate Tara Delaney finished in second place with a tally of 299. Eastern Michigan's Catherine Fortin clinched third-place with a 304, while Kent State teammates Maddi Swaney and Kirby Dreher finish fourth and fifth submitting scores of 305 (80-75-76-74) and 308 (81-74-76-77) respectively.
Kent State ran away with top honors carding a team-score of 1,203, followed by Eastern Michigan (1,252), Western Michigan (1,271), Toledo (1,301), Ohio (1,303), Ball State (1,333), Bowling Green (1,335) and NIU (1,340).