Women’s Golf Takes Fourth at Mary Fossum Invitational
Freshman Ha jumps to top-five finish; Germino rallies during tournament's final round
EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Kent State women's golf team was unable to gain ground on the tournament field, but the Golden Flashes didn't give ground either as the team wrapped up its season-opening tournament Sunday with a fourth-place finish at the Mary Fossum Invitational, hosted by Michigan State.
Freshman Jennifer Ha (Calgary, Alberta) vaulted herself into a top-five finish on Sunday, as the newcomer fired a one-over 73 to finish tied for fourth overall with a 224.
Also posting a stellar round on Sunday was senior Mercedes Germino (Necochea, Argentina), as she carded a two-over 74 for her final round to move her into a tie for 18th place overall.
Senior Shamira Marshall (Macedonia, Ohio) fell off her pace from Saturday, but still finished in the top 15 with a 230 after shooting an 82 on Sunday.
Senior Mandi Morrow (Kent, Ohio) and junior Jackie Yanch (Barrie, Ontario) also shot 82s on Sunday; Morrow finished tied for 27th with a 234, while Yanch placed in a tie for 36th with a 238 in her first tournament with the Golden Flashes.
Playing as an unattached individual, sophomore Erin Hawe (Walton, New Zealand) moved up from her 12th place through two rounds to a tie for 10th overall on Sunday with a five-over 77, finishing with a 228.
Freshman Natalie Goodson (Hudson, Ohio) turned in her best round of the tournament for Sunday's finale, finishing with a birdie on No. 17 to wrap up with a four-over 76, good for a 240 and a tie for 42nd place.
Kent State is back in action at Northwestern's Windy City Classic at Glen View Club Oct. 3-4.
T4 Jennifer Ha 75-76-73=224
T15 Shamira Marshall 70-78-82=230
T18 Mercedes Germino 79-78-74=231
T27 Mandi Morrow 74-78-82=234
T36 Jackie Yanch 80-76-82=238
T10 Erin Hawe* 75-76-77=228
T42 Natalie Goodson* 77-87-76=240
* Played as unattached individuals
1. Michigan State 286-298-308=892
2. Ohio State 299-305-303=907
3. Michigan 311-294-305=910
4. Kent State 298-308-311=917
5. Miami 305-302-318=925
6. James Madison 315-307-311=933
7. Indiana 316-302-317=935
8. Eastern Michigan 304-317-321=942
9. Oakland 308-312-329=949
10. Toledo 312-321-322=955
11. Michigan State (B) 317-330-317=964
12. Ferris State 319-328-344=991