April 8, 2013
BLACKLICK, Ohio - The Grand Valley State women's golf team was unable to hold on to a three-stroke lead at the NC4K College Classic, but still had a strong showing to finish second with a two-round total of 638, just one stroke behind the winners, California (Pa.).
GVSU carded a second-round 328 team total and had three student-athletes finish in the top eight on the individual leaderboard. The Lakers led the tournament by three strokes after day one with a first-round 310. The field as a whole seemed to struggle on day two, as 324 was the lowest round on the final day of competition.
Sophomore Kelly Hartigan (Lake Orion, Mich./Chippewa Valley) finished second in the individual results after carding a second round 76 (+4) to finish at 153 (+9) for the tournament.
Junior Veronica Ryan (Dallas, Texas/Ursuline Academy), who led GVSU with a first-round 74 (+2), struggled with a second-round 82 (+10) to finish at 156 (+12), but still earned a top five finish, tying for the fifth position.
Freshman Gabrielle Shipley (Hastings, Mich.) turned in a second-round 83 (+11) to finish at 158 (+14) and in eighth spot on the individual leaderboard after her first-round 75 (+3).
Senior Marni Weinstein (Farmington Hills, Mich./Walled Lake Western) stayed consistent, turning in a second-round 87 to finish at 171 for the tournament and in a tie for 32nd. Junior Cassady Kauble (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central) finished her tournament with a 94 to finish in a tie for 63rd with a two-round total of 186.
Playing as an individual, sophomore Molly Esordi (Grosse Ile, Mich.) duplicated Kauble's results, carding a second-round 92 to finish at 186 and in a tie for 63rd.
California (Pa.) won the tournament at 637, followed by GVSU (638), Findlay (649), Ashland (655) and Ferris State (666) to round out the top five.
The Lakers will travel to St. Louis, Mo. this weekend to take part in The Triton on Sunday (Apr. 14) and Monday (Apr. 15) at Norwood Hills C.C.