Women’s golf takes sixth at Bowling Green match

By Rhema Rhea

Women’s golf couldn’t secure another top-three finish over the weekend at the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational in Bowling Green, Ohio.

The Huskies finished the invitational tied for sixth with a score of 645 (323, 322), only one stroke behind the fifth place team, Detroit. NIU was tied with Chicago State.

MAC schools took the top three spots. Ball State won the invitational, posting a card of 628 (304, 324). Eastern Michigan landed in second with a score of 633 (305, 328), while host Bowling Green finished third with a score of 637 (318, 319).

NIU was one of only three teams that improved its score in the second round from its first-round score, going from 323 to 322.

“[It was an] overall decent tournament,” said head coach Kim Kester. “The wind was about 20 to 30 miles per hour today; things went pretty well.”

Samantha Coyne led the Huskies individually and finished tied for 12th. Coyne had a score of 159 (79,79). She was the only Huskies in the top 20 individual scores.

“Sam finished up her round today pretty good,” Kester said. “She had an eagle; she put it in from the fairway at about 146 yards. There was some real nice consistency out of her.”