Sept. 18, 2011
DEKALB, Ill. - The Northern Illinois University women's golf team finished in eighth place at the Cardinal Classic Sunday at The Players Club.
The Huskies trimmed seven strokes off their opening round 329 to finish with a two-round score of 651. Southern Illinois University won the tournament with a final score of 604, while the host Cardinals of Ball State took second with a 615.
Junior Allie Parthie (Marinette, Wis./Marinette) posted her second top-10 finish of the season, placing fifth after scoring a 151. Freshman Taylor Ellett (Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire) was the second-highest placing Huskie finishing in 42nd after scoring a 165, while senior Katie Kuhn (Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale) posted a 166 to finish tied for 46th.
"We shaved seven strokes off our score from Saturday, mostly thanks to the efforts of Allie Parthie," said NIU head coach Pam Tyska. "She had three three punts otherwise she would have finished under par. We are really pleased with that."
Carissa Burdi (Carol Stream, Ill./Bartlett) finished tied for 55th after carding a 171 and Kelsie Passolt (Hayward, Wis./Hayward) rounds out the list of Huskie golfers finishing 57th with a score of 172.
The Huskies return to the course Sept. 26 when they travel to Edwardsville, Ill. for the SIUE Intercollegiate.
Team Scores: 1. SIU (604); 2. Ball St. (615); 3. Indiana State (617); 4. Ohio (624); 5. St. John's (627); 6. Western Illinois (632); 7. Cleveland State (645); 8. Northern Illinois (651); 9. Youngstown State (653); 10. Dayton (656).
Individual Scores: 1. Margaret Gilley (SIU) 145; 2. Reece Feducia (ISU) 148; 3. Harin Lee (SJU) 149; 4. Megan Weaver (OU) 154; T-5. Allie Parthie (NIU) 151, Cassie Rushing (SIU) 151; T-7. Jenna Hague (BSU) 152, Kristi Tschudin (WIU) 152, Ashley Jeffers (WIU) 152; 10. Chantelle Hefer (BSU) 153.