March 24, 2013
PERRY PARK, Ky. - The Grand Valley State women's golf team finished fourth at the Perry Park Spring Fling this weekend, played at the Whitetail/Buckskin course at the Perry Park Golf Resort, mostly behind the strength of a second-round 310 team score. Sophomore Kelly Hartigan (Orion, Mich./Lake Orion) was the top player on the course for GVSU, finishing in a tie for sixth.
The tournament was originally scheduled for three rounds, but inclimate weather in the forecast for Sunday forced the cancellation of the last round.
GVSU was led by Hartigan, who shot rounds of 78 and 74 to finish at 152 (+8) and in a tie for sixth place.
Senior Marni Weinstein (Farmington Hills, Mich./Walled Lake Western), who has come on strong lately for the Lakers, finished in a tie for 22nd with rounds of 82 and 78 to card a total of 160 (+16).
Freshman Gabrielle Shipley (Hastings, Mich.) and junior Veronica Ryan (Dallas, Texas/Ursuline Academy) both finished in a tie for 32nd. Shipley used consecutive rounds of 81 and Ryan carded a first-round 85 and second-round 77, as both finished at 162 (+18) for the tournament.
Junior Cassady Kauble (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central) used rounds of 83 and 82 to finish at 165 (+21) and in a tie for 50th, while sophomore Molly Esordi (Grosse Ile, Mich.) had rounds of 82 and 87 to finish in a tie for 63rd.
GVSU struggled in the first round with a team score of 324, but turned things around in the second with a score of 310 to finish at 634 for the tournament and in fourth place.
Indianapolis ran away with the team crown, using rounds of 307 and 304 to finish at 611. Findlay and Ashland tied for second place with a total of 628, GVSU was fourth at 634 and Illinois-Springfield and Missouri-St. Louis tied for fifth with a score of 640. Illinois-Springfield also had the individual medalist with Abby Vorreyer shooting a two-round 149 (+5) with scores of 77 and 72.
The Lakers will have next weekend off before getting in to the teeth of their spring schedule. GVSU will be back on the course on April 7th and 8th at the Ohio Dominican Invitational at Cumberland Trails G.C. in Pataskala, Ohio. The tournament will kick off a possibility of six straight weekends of golf, ending with the GLIAC Championship, NCAA Regional and NCAA Championships.