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Bobcats Improve on Final Day, Place 11th at Fall Preview

Ohio freshman Lauren McKinzie reads a green before taking her shot. McKinzie sank a 15-foot putt on hole No. 18 Tuesday morning

Oct. 16, 2012

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NASHPORT, Ohio – Ohio Women’s Golf finished competition at the 2012 Fall Preview on Tuesday afternoon. The Bobcats ended the tournament in 11th place of 15 teams, shooting a two-round team score of 652.

Ball State earned the top spot at the tournament, carding scores of 315 and 306 to end with a 621. Bowling Green was not far behind, shooting 315 and 309 to end the 36-hole tournament with a score of 624.

Meghan Perry was the top individual finisher of the tournament. The student-athlete from Ball State shot scores of 77 and 73 to end the tournament with a final score of 150.

Angela Codian (Massilon, Ohio) led the way for the Bobcats at the event, shooting a 159 to end the tournament tied for 20th place. The freshman shot an 81 on Monday and dropped three strokes Tuesday to finish with a 78.

Ohio’s next two finishers were Kristen Helmsdoerfer (Westerville, Ohio) and Kara Brinkmann (Middletown, Ohio). Helmsdoerfer improved one stroke from her first-round 82 to end the tournament with a total score of 163 and a share of 41st place. The native of Westerville, Ohio, finished only one stroke above her career best mark of 162 (36 holes). Brinkmann was right on her heels, shooting 82-82 to end with a 164 and a share of 46th place.

Sarah Tranelli (Penfield, N.Y.) and Lauren McKinzie (Medina, Ohio) rounded out Ohio’s team participation at the tournament, shooting scores of 166 and 172 to finish tied for 57th and tied for 75th, respectively. Each of these Bobcats dropped two strokes from their first-round scores.

In the individual competition, Julie Lechner (Powell, Ohio) placed ahead of her eight competitors. The sophomore shot an 83 on Monday and improved dramatically on Tuesday, carding a 75 to end with a two-round score of 158. Her final round of 75 was a career best.

The Bobcats will next be in action on Monday, Oct. 22 at the Dayton Fall Invitational. This tournament will last two days and will mark the end of the 2012 fall season.