NOBLESVILLE, Ind. –The Ohio women's golf team opened play at the 2018 MAC Fall Preview hosted by Central Michigan at the 5,991-yard Purgatory Golf Club on Sunday (0ct. 14). The Bobcats finished the day tied for seventh place after opening play with a 303 in the first round before coming back with a round of 302, giving Ohio a two-round total of 605 (+29).
Leading Ohio is freshman Catherine Loftus (Roswell, Ga.) who finished the day tied for third place after recording two rounds of 72, giving her a first day total of 144, helping her finish the day even par.
Next is senior Nicole Smiley (Dublin, Ohio) who finished the day tied for 33rdplace, after shooting a 76 in the first and second rounds, giving her a day one total of 152 (+8). Next is fellow senior Emily Hughes (Columbus, Ohio), who currently sits in 47thplace after shooting a 79 in the first round, before coming back in round two to record a 77, giving her a two-round total of 156 (+12).
Senior Chloe McKinzie (Medina, Ohio) is next, finishing the day tied for 48thplace after registering a first round score of 80. She then came back later in the afternoon to shoot a 77, giving her a two-round score of 157 (+13).
Freshman Alicia Porvasnik (Hinckley, Ohio) rounds out the scoring Bobcats after opening play with a 76, before shooting a second-round score of 83. Porvasnik's rounds gave her a day one total of 159 (+15), tying her in 57thplace.
Playing unattached for the Bobcats is sophomore Amanda Hayes (Dayton, Ohio) who sits tied for 65thplace after the first day. Hayes registered a first round score of 80, before returning to action to register a second-round score of 82, giving her a day one total of 162 (+18).
The Bobcats wrap up the fall slate on Monday, Oct. 15 for the third and final round of the MAC Fall Preview. Competition in set to being with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.