Huskies Post Season Low at Marsh Landing Invitational
April 2, 2012
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - The Northern Illinois University women's golf team shot a season-low 312 in the second round of play at the Marsh Landing Invitational hosted by the University of Cincinnati Monday.
The Huskies are ninth after firing a 635 after two rounds of play at Marsh Landing Country Club and trail Stetson University, which leads the field with a 582. NIU is five shots out of eighth and seven out of sixth.
Junior Allie Parthie (Marinette, Wis./Marinette) is tied for 11th after shooting a 151 (75-76). Freshman Taylor Ellett (Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire), who played two competitive rounds of golf in one day for the first time in her career, carded a 158, shooting a 79 in both the first and second rounds and sits in 30th place.
"If Allie could've sunk a few extra three footers, she would have been a couple shots under par in both rounds," NIU head coach Pam Tyska said. "She's working on getting her putter going. Jenny hit every fairway in the first round. We worked on her club selection to hit the greens. Obviously it paid off by shaving eight shots off her first round."
Jenny Niemiec (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East) trimmed eight strokes of her first round score, 84 to finish with a 160 and is in 37th place. Kelsie Passolt (Hayward, Wis./Hayward) and Casey LaBarbera (Marinette, Wis./Marinette) round out the Huskie team scores. Passolt is in 46th after shooting a 166 (85-81), while LaBarbara is 50th after carding a 170 (85-85).
Northern Illinois concludes play at the Marsh Landing Invitational with final round action on Tuesday. Tee times are set for 8 a.m.
Team Scores: 1. Stetson (582); 2. Cincinnati (603); 3. Jacksonville (607); 4. Cal Poly (608); 5. Florida Atlantic (614); T-6. Brown (628), Florida Gulf Coast (628); 8. Daytona St. (630); 9. Northern Illinois (635); 10. USC Upstate (651).
Individual Scores: 1. Alex Buelow (SU) 140; 2. Andrea Malek (UC) 145; 3. Anna Wiklund (FAU) 146; 4. Mallory Viera (SU) 147; 5. Lauren Cate (SU) 148; T-6. Jenna Birch (AASU) 149, Jessica Welch (JU) 149, Sammi Smith (SU) 149; T-9. Brooke McPoyle (FAU) 150, Kristen Locke (CPU) 150.
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