Oct. 8, 2013
FISHERS, Ind. – The women’s golf team wrapped up competition at The Preview on Tuesday, shooting a combined team score of 315 (+27) to finish in sixth place with a two-round total of 641 (+65).
The Bobcats finished five spots better than last year’s Preview and saw their best finish in the event since 2010.
Toledo continued its strong play into the second round to take top honors at the tournament. The Rockets carded a 611 (+35), which included the top two combined team rounds of the event, a 304 and a 307.
Senior Kristen Helmsdoerfer (Westerville, Ohio) matched her first round total Tuesday, finishing with a pair of 78s to give her a 156 (+12). Helmsdoerfer finished in a team-best 11th place and converted pars on 58 percent of the holes.
Freshman Hailey Hrynewich (Muskegon, Mich.) improved eight strokes (76) from Monday to finish tied for 22nd with a 160 (+16). Hrynewich’s eight stroke difference in round two was the tournament’s fifth best improvement. Senior Kara Brinkmann (Middletown, Ohio) shot an 81 to match her teammate’s 160 score. Brinkmann finished the tournament with 22 pars, good enough for second most in the field.
Sophomore Angela Codian (Massillon, Ohio) tallied an 80 in the final round to finish with a 165 (+21), while junior Julie Lechner (Powell, Ohio) finished Tuesday’s round with an 87 to shoot a 175 (+31) combined total. Sophomore Lauren McKinzie (Medina, Ohio) cut one stroke off of her first round score shooting an 83 to give her a 167 (+23) two-round score.
Ohio will next be in action when they travel to Port Clinton, Ohio to play in Toledo’s Rocket Classic on Oct. 14-15. The Rocket Classic will be the Cats’ last tournament of the fall season.
Ball State’s Jenna Hague led the 94-player field and made MAC history in the process. Her 147(+3) two-round score was good enough to knot her 6th career first-place finish, tying her for first on the all-time MAC women’s golf record list.