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Women’s golf improves at Benbow Invitational

March 16, 2011

The Northern Illinois University women’s golf team wrapped up play Tuesday afternoon in the Don Benbow Invitational hosted by Butler at Jacksonville Beach Golf Club in Jacksonville, Fla.

The Huskies showed improvement in final round play. Kim Bailey (Gibson City, Ill./Gibson City-Merlvin Sibley) led the way for the Huskies shooting a 160 (79-81). Kelsie Passolt (Hayward, Wis./Hayward) posted the best round for NIU on the day, carding an 80 to finish the tournament with a 168.

Allie Parthie (Marinetta, Wis./Marinetta) is the next highest placing Huskie, shooting a two-day total of 167 after recording an 84 in the final round. Michelle Caporusso (Mt. Prospect, Ill./Prospect) and Katie Kuhn (Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central) both improved their first round totals, with each shooting an 86 in the final round of play. Caporusso shot a 174, while Kuhn was right behind with a 175.

As a team, the Huskies shot a two-day total of 669. Houston Baptist won the event with a 634.

“We did better today,” NIU head coach Pam Tyska said. “I thought improving on a day like today was an decent feat.”

The Huskies are back in action at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 17, when the Huskies play host to the NIU Snowbird at Pebblecreek Golf Course in Tampa, Fla.

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