May 16, 2013
BAY CITY, Mich. - Sophomore Kelly Hartigan (Lake Orion, Mich./Chippewa Valley) has been named the GLIAC Women's Golfer of the Year, the conference office announced recently, the sixth Laker to earn the award.
Four different GVSU women's golfers have earned the award a total of six times now, as Hartigan joins Sarah Hoffman (2011), Ashley Smith (2009 and 2010) and Melissa Sneller (2004 and 2005) as winners of the GLIAC Women's Golfer of the Year Award.
Last year, Hartigan was named the GLIAC Women's Golf Freshman of the Year.
GVSU won its sixth straight GLIAC Tournament Championship this spring, the 11th overall in program history.
Hartigan won four tournaments this year and had six top-five finishes to go with a GLIAC-leading 74.22 scoring average. Her highlight of the season was claiming GLIAC Medalist honors in April, winning the tournament by six strokes with a three-round total of 221 (+5).
Joining Hartigan on the All-GLIAC First Team was freshman Gabrielle Shipley (Hastings, Mich.), who was tied for fourth in the GLIAC with a 78.22 scoring average. Shipley had six top-10 finishes, including a third-place finish at the GLIAC Championship with a three-round score of 233 (+17).
Earning a spot on the All-GLIAC Second Team was senior Marni Weinstein (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central), who turned in a season scoring average of 79.44, the seventh-best in the GLIAC. Weinstein had three top-five finishes and finished ninth at the GLIAC Championship.
Junior Veronica Ryan (Dallas, Texas/Ursuline Academy) earned All-GLIAC Honorable Mention honors with an 81.00 scoring average. Ryan had five top-10 finishes, including three top-five finishes.
Joining Hartigan in the postseason awards was Ashland's Ali Green winning GLIAC Freshman of the Year and Findlay's Al Baker winning GLIAC Coach of the Year.