Golf finishes eighth at Dayton Invitational in final fall meet
After a sixth-place finish in the opening round Monday, the women's golf team took a step back in the final round Tuesday to finish eighth overall at the Dayton Invitational.
Freshman Jami Laude shot a 75 in the final round and a 147 overall to finish tied for fourth place individually.
This is Laude’s first top-five finish of her career. It is also the Chippewas' first top-five finish this season. Laude was nominated for the Mid-American Conference Athlete of the Week.
Junior Bria Colosky posted her best score of the year with a 157 and tied for 35th individually. Senior Natalie Johnson was two strokes behind Colosky with a 159 and tied for 39th individually.
Seniors Holly Hines and Kristen Wolfe rounded out play for the Chippewas with a 168 and 170, respectively. Senior Amanda Walsh played as an individual and finished with a 166.
Head coach Cheryl Stacy said the team put too much pressure on themselves in the final round.
“We play better when we focus on one shot at a time instead of the final results,” Stacy said.
Findlay finished one stroke better than Western Illinois with a 595 to take first place overall. Ellie Cronin of Dayton, Aneta Abrahamova of IUPUI and Bridget Connolly of Western Illinois all tied for first place individually with a 145.
This was the final event of the fall season for CMU. The spring season tees off in Lakeland, Florida on Feb. 5, 2018 to start Mid-American Conference play.