Tyska, golfers reap fall awards at Huskie event

When it came time to hand out the post-tournament hardware for the 1989 Huskie Women’s Golf Classic, NIU walked away with everything but misplaced divots in winning its own tournament for the first time.

The Huskies took home the 1989 team title with a 649 36-hole total, the individual medalist award in Nicole Jeray’s 154 score, the runner-up individual medalist award (Mishelle Reed), tournament Sportswoman Award (Jeray), and finally the Huskie Classic Coaches’ Award to NIU coach Pam Tyska.

“This was an all-around best way to end the fall season,” Tyska said. “Nicole had a phenomenal tournament—it was good for her to get a medalist title under her belt. Mishelle came back from a first-round 84 to shoot 78 Saturday and move from fifth to second.”

NIU outdistanced team runner-up University of Michigan (662) by 13 strokes. Kansas State University (699), Southwest Missouri State University (715), University of Northern Iowa (748) and Ferris State University (759) completed team scoring.

Jeray opened the Huskie Classic with an 18-hole 76, the only player to break 80, then came back Saturday to card a 78. Reed and KSU ‘s Adena Hagedorn each carded 162’s to force a runner-up medalist tie-breaker round. Reed birdied the first hole of the tie-breaker and walked away runner-up.

NIU had three other top 10 representatives: Jenny Mellinger and Kim Hodge seventh with identical 168 scores, and ninth-place Sharon Humphrey. The remainder of the Huskie contingent included Cindi Watson, Chantel Scherer, Jen Hall and Chris Cray.