April 24, 2011
ATHENS, Ohio - Megan Weaver finished in the top 10 as Ohio closed play at the 2011 Mid-American Conference Championships from Longaberger Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio. The Bobcats finished in seventh place out of nine teams.
Megan Weaver birdied holes 5, 10 and 18 to close in the top 10 for the Bobcats and conclude her most successful tournament of the spring. Her sister, Meryl Weaver, just missed out on the top 10, finishing one stroke back and tied for 13th after birdying holes 4 and 7 for Ohio.
Sarah Johnson of Eastern Michigan won the individual tournament after finishing at even-par. Western Michigan's Brittany Hamilton finished second at +7, four shots ahead of Kent State's Sarah Bradley. Martina Gavier, the 63rd-ranked golfer in the nation, placed fourth at +13 and three players tied for fourth at +15.
Sarah Tranelli had her best round of the tournament to close in 28th place, five shots ahead of senior Erin Cahill who closed up in 35th. Jordan Fesh had her best round of the tournament with a closing score of 81 to move up to 41st.
Kent State, ranked No. 32 in the nation, ran away from the rest of the field on Sunday, finishing 12 shots ahead of second-place Eastern Michigan. Ball State (+75) was 11 shots behind the Eagles in third place with Akron and Western Michigan tying at +79. Ohio wound up with a three-day total of +96, four shots behind sixth-place Toledo.
The Bobcats finished second in the tournament during five of the first seven years (1999, 2000, '01, '02, '05) but have not placed higher than fifth since then. Kent State has now won all 13 MAC Women's Golf titles.