Golf team leaves MAC Match Play Challenge with mixed results
The Central Michigan golf played in the Mid-American Conference Match Play Challenge at the Lakewood Ranch Country Club in Florida on Monday and Tuesday and finished with mixed results.
For each matchup, five golfers competed against each. On Monday, CMU lost to Oakland 4-1 and Bowling Green 3-2.
Danielle Sawyer provided the win for CMU versus Oakland winning convincingly against Fiona Schmidt by four points with two holes left. She had three birdies on the back nine.
Against Bowling Green, Bria Colosky defeated Madelyn Swank by two points and Natalie Johnson won decisively over Jessica Madry by four points with two holes remaining.
Tuesday, the Chippewas fell 3-1-1 to Fort Wayne.
Kristen Wolfe defeated Madison Chessnutt by one point for CMU's lone victory, and Colosky tied with Fort Wayne's Jenna Kurosky.
Wolfe made a difficult 20-foot putt for a birdie on hole 17 that gave her the lead and ultimately the win.
“Wolfe’s putt was one of the highlights of the tournament for the team," said head coach Cheryl Stacy.
Stacy said fatigue and consistency hampered the Chippewas at times.
“It was their first time playing outside in the heat, which is a difficult adjustment from practicing indoors,” she said.
CMU will play in the Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Rio Verde White Wing Golf Club in Arizona.