April 7, 2013
BLACKLICK, Ohio - The Grand Valley State women's golf team got off to a fantastic start at the NC4K College Classic at Jefferson C.C. on Sunday (Apr. 7), placing three student-athletes in the top four of the individual leaderboard. The Lakers lead after one round of play with a team score of 310 (+22).
GVSU leads California (Pa.), a school with which the Lakers have done battle with in postseason play in recent history, by three strokes after one round of competition.
The Lakers got a lift from a surprising source in the first round, as junior Veronica Ryan (Dallas, Texas/Ursuline Academy) led the Lakers and leads the entire tournament after carding a first-round 74 (+2).
Freshman Gabrielle Shipley (Hastings, Mich.) is in a tie for second on the individual leaderboard with a first-round 75 (+3).
The leader of the GVSU squad, sophomore Kelly Hartigan (Lake Orion, Mich./Chippewa Valley), actually had only the third-best score on the team in round one. However, she still sits fourth on the leaderboard after a first-round 77 (+5).
The final scored round on the day went to senior Marni Weinstein (Farmington Hills, Mich./Walled Lake Western), who shot an 84 (+12) and is in a tie for 25th.
Junior Cassady Kauble (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central) also competed for the Lakers, carding a 92.
Playing as an individual, sophomore Molly Esordi (Grosse Ile, Mich.) also tallied a 92.
The Lakers' 310 team score leads the way, followed by California (Pa.) at 313 (+25), Findlay at 322 (+34), Ashland at 331 (+43) and Ferris State at 336 (+48) to round out the top five.
The second and final round of play will get underway at 9:30 a.m. on Monday (Apr. 8) at Jefferson C.C.