Women’s golf in ninth at Falcon Invitational

Allie Parthie and Coach Pam Tyska

Allie Parthie and Coach Pam Tyska

The Northern Illinois University women’s golf team sits in ninth after shooting a 330 in the first round of the Falcon Invitational hosted by Bowling Green Saturday.

“Our capabilities did not match up to our performances today,” said NIU head coach Pam Tyska. “There were two par threes that we lost more of our team strokes on those par threes. We didn’t stay away from the big numbers.

“We need to conquer some of the demons that we fell victim to today, but with a strong concerted effort on our part, we should rise up the leaderboard.”

Two Huskies, Jenny Niemiec (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East) and Allie Parthie (Marinette, Wis./Marinette) are in the top 20 with Niemiec in 13th and Parthie in 16th. Niemiec shot a team low 79, while Parthis is right behind her after carding an 80.

Seniors Kelsie Passolt (Hayward, Wis./Hayward) and Katie Kuhn (Claredon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central) are 37th and 60th respectively. Passolt shot an 83, while Kuhn posted an 88. Freshman Taylor Ellett (Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire), who is in 72nd after shooting a 94, rounds out the team scores.

Carissa Burdi (Carol Stream, Ill./Bartlett), who is playing as an individual, is in 63rd after scoring an 89.

Oakland leads all 12 teams with a 310. The last eight teams are tightly packed with ninth and fourth place separated by 10 strokes.

Northern Illinois wraps up play Sunday at the Falcon Invitational. The shotgun start is set for 8 a.m. Central Time.

For more information on NIU women’s golf and Huskie athletics, visit www.niuhuskies.com.

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