Bailey's Career Round Puts Huskies in First

GO HUSKIES Kim Bailey shot a career best 75 to help NIU to first place after one day at the Huskie Classic.
GO HUSKIES
Kim Bailey shot a career best 75 to help NIU to first place after one day at the Huskie Classic.
GO HUSKIES

Sept. 27, 2009

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HUNLEY, Ill. - The Northern Illinois women's golf team leads the 25th Huskie Classic after one round at Whisper Creek Golf Club, Sunday. The Huskies scored a 316 over the first 18 holes, two strokes better than Loyola University, who sits in second.

Kim Bailey turned in a career-best round of 75, including shooting an even par 36 on the back nine. Bailey sits in first place two strokes ahead of teammate Kim Hunley and Loyola's Lucy McGovern, who are tied for second.

"Kim chose wonderful timing to post her lowest collegiate competitive round," NIU head coach Pam Tyska said. "She has worked hard from last year to this year, and has worked hard within this season to get where she is now."

Hunley improved her back nine by three strokes after shooting 40 on the way out. Her 37 on the second half gave her a 77 for the day, her first round under 80 of the season.

Behind Bailey and Hunley, Northern Illinois counted scores from Kelsie Passolt and Mandi Vavrinchik, who shot 80 and 84, respectively.

Competing individually, Huskie Allie Parthie impressed Tyska by bouncing back from a 42 on the front nine to shoot 38 on the back and finish the day tied for sixth place with an eight-over 80.

Tyska is confident her team will come out for Monday's 9:30 a.m. final round with the same focus that led them to first place Sunday.

"We'll put that in the bank and start tomorrow all over again," Tyska said. "Loyola has some talented players and it will definitely be a shootout."

 

 

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