The Northern Illinois women’s golf team opened the spring portion of its season with a second place finish at the Gary Freeman Bethune-Cookman University Spring Invitational.
The Huskies finished the tournament with 651 (326-325) finishing 12 strokes behind tournament winner Bethune-Cookman which finished the event, held at the Halifax Plantation Golf Club in Ormond Beach, Fla., with a 639 (316-323).
“We did alright,” NIU head coach Kim Kester said. “We threw a few shots away, but we’ll take second start the spring. It was good to be out of the winter weather. Hopefully this will set us up to do better at the next event.”
Northern Illinois had two golfers finish in the top 10 as Allie Parthie (Marinette, Wis./Marinette) led the way for NIU finishing second after shooting a 157 (78-79), while Taylor Ellett (Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire) took sixth after posting a 163 (83-80).
Connie Ellett (Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire) and Jenny Niemiec (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East) finished just out of the top 10, taking 11th after carding a 166. Casey LaBarbera (Marinette, Wis./Marinette) tied for 18th with a score of 169 (86-83).
The Huskies return to the course March 8 for the Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational at the White Wing Golf Course in Rio Verde, Ariz.
Team Scores: 1. Bethune-Cookman (639); 2. Northern Illinois (651); 3. Florida Atlantic (654); 4. Towson (671); 5. Hampton (695); 6. Savannah State (761).
Individual Scores: 1. Patrizia Trevisan (BCU) 145; 2. Allie Parthie (NIU) 157; T-3. Andrea Orozco (BCU) 159, Anna Wiklund (FAU) 159; 5. Alexandra Pelleteir (Laval) 160; T-6. Taylor Ellett (NIU) 163), Marilyne Cadieux (FAU) 163; T-8. Marie Bergelin (BCU) 164, Chrissy Langer (FAU) 164, Kayla Williams (HU) 164.
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