NIU Women's Golf Team Takes Fourth in Season Opener

GO HUSKIES Nicci Schultz was the highest placing Huskie at the Western Illinois Invitational, tying for eighth
GO HUSKIES
Nicci Schultz was the highest placing Huskie at the Western Illinois Invitational, tying for eighth
GO HUSKIES

Sept. 15, 2008

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MACOMB, Ill.-The Northern Illinois University women's golf team took fourth place, shooting a 328 at the rain-shortened Western Illinois Invitational at Harry Mussatto Golf Course Monday. Rain in Macomb, Ill. cut the Western Illinois Invite to just one round of play.

Nicci Schultz (Somonauk, Ill./Somonauk) was the highest finishing Huskie, tying for eighth after shooting a 79 (39-40). Sophomore Michelle Caporusso (Mt. prospect, Ill./Prospect) and Kim Hunley (Aurora, Ill./West Aurora) tied for 16th after both turned in an 81.

Freshman Kelsey Passolt (Hayward, Wis./Hayward) shot an 87 (43-44) in her first round of collegiate golf and finished tied for 29th. Ashley Lods (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes) shot a 92 to finish in a tie for 42nd and Kimberly Bailey (Gibson City, Ill./Gibson City-Melvin Sibley), who was playing as an individual also took 29th, shooting an 87.

"We struck the ball well," NIU head coach Pam Tyska. "We didn't put the ball well across the board. We just didn't make some good situations and got into some big number situations. Kim Hunley really fought hard to stay near 80. Michelle Caporusso hit the ball really well, but she had some putting woes."

The Huskies will be back in action Monday, Sept. 22 when NIU travels to Muncie, Ind. to compete in the Cardinal Classic. Tee time is set for 8 a.m. Central Time.

Team Scores: 1. Western Illinois (310); T-2. Eastern Illinois (312), Loyola (312); 4. Northern Illinois (328); 5. Western Illinois B (330); T-6. IUPUI (342), UW-Green Bay (342); 8. Quincy (357); 9. Lindenwood (369).

Top 10 Individual Scores: 1. Katie Tabbert (UWGB) 70; 2. Lauren Oh (Loyola) 74; T-3. Carrie Riordan (EIU) 75, Lindsay Wandrey (WIU) 75; 5. Jennifer Holt (WIU) 77; T-6. Michelle Anderson 78, Becky Allen (WIU) 78; T-8. Kaitlin Kearney (Loyola) 79, Lucy McGovern (Loyola) 79, Katie Imburgia (EIU) 79, Nicci Schultz (NIU) 79.

 

 

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