Golf places ninth at Shirley Spork EMU Invitational

Chippewa golf practices at Mount Pleasant Country Club on Sept. 17, 2015.

Central Michigan golf shot a 323 in the final round of the Shirley Spork Eastern Michigan Invitational on Tuesday and finished ninth overall in the tournament. 

Senior Natalie Johnson once again led the Chippewas on Tuesday with a 79 to finish with a total score of 232, good for 17th overall individually in the 58 player field. She was also tied for second overall in birdies with 8 total.

Freshman Jami Laude finished strong with a 79 as well Tuesday to finish with a 240 overall. Junior Bria Colosky wasn’t far behind with a 242, followed by senior Kristen Wolfe with a 243 and sophomore Danielle Sawyer with a 251.

Sawyer faced an emotionally challenging two days as she was dealing with a death in her family, according to head coach Cheryl Stacy.

Senior Holly Hines and freshman Meghan Deardorff played as individuals. Hines also shot a 79 on Tuesday to finish with a 252 and Deardorff finished with a 258.

"We had great shots but we need to get better at par 5's if we want to be more consistent." Stacy said. 

The Chippewas were last overall on par 5 holes with 31 over par.

CMU had quality shots as they were tied for sixth overall in birdies with 21 but finished ninth overall in pars with 127. Marshall led both categories with 30 and 166 respectively. 

Marshall took first place after round one and won the invitational with a total score of 856. Second and third place were Mid-American Conference opponents Bowling Green with a 912 and Western Michigan with a 917, respectively.

WMU's Julia Champion claimed the number one spot individually by shooting a 218.

CMU plays its final event of the fall season next week at the University of Dayton Invitational on Oct. 16 and 17.