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Women’s golf in Top 10 at Cardinal Classic

September 23, 2012
Taylor Ellett

Taylor Ellett

The Northern Illinois University women’s golf team is in ninth after the first round of play at the Cardinal Classic at The Players Club.

The Huskies carded a 333 and trail the host Ball State Cardinals who lead the field with a 309. There were two other Mid-American Conference schools in the field in addition to the Huskies and Cardinals. Western Michigan is in fourth with a 317, while Ohio is five shots ahead of NIU in eighth place.

Freshmen Connie Ellett (Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire) paces NIU after firing a 76 and is tied for third. Casey LaBarbera (Marinette, Wis./Marinette) is in 38th after scoring an 84, while Jenny Niemiec (St. Charles, Ill.) is in 49th after shooting an 86.

Senior Allie Parthie (Marinette, Wis./Marinette) and Taylor Ellett (Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire) are tied for 54th with three other golfers after shooting an 87.

“Connie shot a 76, which is a positive,” NIU head coach Kim Kester said. “I’m not happy with the way we played, despite the windy conditions.”

The Huskies return to the course for final round of play tomorrow with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Central Time.

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