Sept. 22, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The Grand Valley State women's golf team battled rain and sloppy conditions on day one at the Wolverine Invite on the U-M Golf Course and are in 10th after two rounds of play against a mostly-Division I field.
Sophomore Kelly Hartigan (Lake Orion, Mich./Chippewa Valley) was the top scorer yet again for the Lakers as she carded rounds of 80 and 78 to finish at 158 (+16) on the first day at the par 71 course. Hartigan is in a tie for 17th on the leaderboard.
Freshman Gabrielle Shipley (Hastings, Mich.) struggled with an 85 in the first round, but turned things around and shot the lowest round of the day for GVSU in the afternoon session with a 77 to finish at 162 (+20) for the day and in a tie for 30th.
Junior Veronica Ryan (Dallas, Texas/Ursuline Academy) carded rounds of 87 and 83 to finish at 170 for the day, while senior Marni Weinstein (Farmington Hills, Mich./Walled Lake Western) had rounds of 83 and 90 to total a day one result of 173.
Junior Cassady Kauble (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central) was also competing for GVSU and had matching rounds of 95 in the tough conditions.
Sophomore Molly Esordi (Grosse Ile, Mich.) is competing as an individual in the event, and carded a day one total of 197.
The Lakers were in a tie for 12th after a first round 335, but improved for a 328 in the second round to move in to 10th place at 663 (+95) after the first day of competition.
Hosts University of Michigan have a one stroke lead after shooting matching team rounds of 308 and are at 616. Florida International is second with a 617, while Eastern Michigan (623), Xavier (627) and Illinois (629) round out the top five. GVSU is one of only two Division II schools competing.
The final round of competition will get under way on Sunday (Sept. 23) morning.