The Huskies shot an opening round 330, their best score of the week, but have some ground to make it they want to catch Saint Leo which leads the field with a 301.
“We have one tournament under our belt and the longer we stay, they better we’ll get,” NIU head coach Pam Tyska said. “I’m pleased with a lot of things today. We have another day to make our mark and we are looking forward to doing that.”
Kelsie Passolt (Hayward, Wis./Hayward) shot an opening round 80 to lead the way for Northern Illinois. She is tied for 19th, nine strokes behind the leader, Jordan Hatch of Saint Leo who shot a 71. Freshman Allie Parthie (Marinetta, Wis./Marinetta) carded an 82 for 29th, while Kim Bailey (Gibson City, Ill./Gibson City-Melvin Sibley) is in 33rd with an 83.
Final round play is under way today. For more information on NIU women’s golf or Huskie athletics, visit www.niuhuskies.com.