NIU Women's Golf Team in Top Ten

GO HUSKIES Allie Parthie is tied for third at The 2012 Preview.
Allie Parthie is tied for third at The 2012 Preview.

Oct. 15, 2012

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NASHPORT, Ohio. - The Northern Illinois University women's golf team is in 10th after the first round of play at The 2012 Preview at Longaberger Golf Club Monday.

The Huskies carded a 329 in windy and rainy conditions and trail leader Akron by 15 strokes. Northern Illinois is one of eight MAC schools that are getting a preview of the course which will host the 2013 MAC Championship April 26th. NIU is tied with Ohio, while Bowling Green and Ball State are tied for second. Eastern Michigan and Toledo are tied for fifth with a 321 and Western Michigan is ninth after scoring a 326.

Senior Allie Parthie (Marinette, Wis./Marinette), who has been nursing a wrist injury, leads the way for the Huskies, carding a first round 76. Hanna Ek of Akron leads the field with a 71, while Bucknell's Jennifer Lee is second with a 74.

"She did well," NIU head coach Kim Kester said of Parthie's performance. "With her not hitting for two weeks, she did extremely well. She got up when she needed to. For her, it was her short game and she kept the ball in play."

Freshmen Connie Ellett (Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire) shot an 81 and is tied for 27th, while her sister Taylor and Casey LaBarbera (Marinette, Wis./Marinette) are tied for 27th after shooting an 86. Jenny Niemiec (St. Charles, Ill.) is two shots behind in 76th after posting an 88.

The Huskies return to the course for final round of play tomorrow with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Central Time.

Team Scores: 1. Akron (314); T-2. Bowling Green (315), Ball State (315); 4. Bucknell (320); T-5. Eastern Michigan (321), Butler (321), Toledo (321); 8. Cleveland State (325); 9. Western Michigan (326); T-10. Ohio (329), Northern Illinois (329); 12. Chicago State (332); 13. Dayton (336); 14. Detroit Mercy (337); 15. Youngstown State (347).

Individual Scores: 1. Hanna Ek (UA) 71; 2. Jennifer Lee (Buck) 74; T-3. Allie Parthie (NIU) 76, Isabella Lambert (BU) 76; T-5. Bridget Wilcox (Buck) 77, Jennifer Elsholz (UT) 77, Meghan Perry (BSU) 77, Bailey Arnold (BGSU) 77, Sathika Ruenreong (UT) 77; T-10. Frida Fougberg (UA) 78, Lily Bartell (BGSU) 78, Patricia Holt (BGSU) 78, Meredith Fairbairn (EMU) 78, Zoe Camus (BSU) 78.




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