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Ohio Women’s Golf Concludes Play at 2018 Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational

Ohio Women’s Golf Concludes Play at 2018 Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational

Final Team Results | Final Player Results 

RIO VERDE, Ariz. -- The Ohio women's golf team wrapped up the final day of the 2018 Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational, hosted by Western Michigan at the Quail Run Golf Course, finishing the competition in 16th place after finishing the day with a 321 for a three-day total of 963 (+99). Senior Lily Pendy paced the Bobcats, finishing the tournament tied for 16th place.

Seton Hall finished the tournament as team champions after posting a three-day total of 902 (+38).

Pendy (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.) finished Sunday with a third-round score of 78, giving her a three-round total of 227 (+11) and tying her for 16th place. Junior Emily Hughes (Columbus, Ohio) wrapped up the tournament tied for 46th pace after posted a score of 79 on Sunday. Hughes finished the competition with a three-day total of 236 (+20).

Sophomore Marissa Balish (Allison Park, Pa.) concluded Sunday with a score of 86, giving her a tournament total of 251 (+35) and an 85th place finish. Freshman Ashley Flynn (Dublin, Ohio) wrapped up competition tied for 91st place after posting a score of 89, giving her a three-day total of 260 (+44).

Competing unattached for Ohio was junior Hannah Travis (Lancaster, Ohio), who posted a score of 82 on Sunday, giving her a three-day total of 249 (+33) and placing her 83rd.

Junior Nicole Smiley (Dublin, Ohio) was disqualified after signing an incorrect scorecard on Saturday.

"Nicole realized that the scores from Golfstat were different than the one that she actually shot," head coach Kelly Ovington said. "This morning she came to me and explained that the scores might be wrong. When we took a look at the scorecard, she was right. The score was incorrect, but she signed it and therefore was DQ'd. I am very proud of Nicole for showing what this game is about. Honesty and integrity. She could have not said anything and no one would have known, but she is a good kid."

Up next for Ohio, the Bobcats will head to Dade City, Fla. for the 2018 Spring Break Shootout, hosted by Western Kentucky, March 12-13 at the Jovita Golf Club.

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