Oct. 13, 2009
FISHERS, Ind. - Senior Austin McDermaid fired a final round score of 79 to post a three-day total of 229 (+13) and finish in fifth place, five shots off medalist honors, to lead the Oakland University women's golf team on Hawthorns Golf and Country Club (Par 72, 6,114 yards) golf course at the Duramed Mid-American Conference Preview on Tuesday.
Ball State captured the event title with a final score of 933 (+69), edging Eastern Michigan by two shots. The Golden Grizzlies finished in 10th place with an overall score of 957 (+93).
Despite making a 10 on her fourth hole, sophomore Liz Ecker was able to play the other 17 holes at five-over-par for an 83, finishing in a tie for 34th place with a total score of 241 (+25). Freshmen Alanna Gerber and Mara Kovac each turned in cards of 81, while senior Laura Kwiatkowski shot an 82.
The Golden Grizzlies will be in action again this weekend at the Hawkeye Invitational, Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 17-18.
10/16 OAKLAND (+93) 313-321-323 - 957 5 Austin McDermaid (+13) 74-76-79 - 229 T34 Liz Ecker (+18) 77-81-83 - 241 T45 Alanna Gerber (+28) 80-81-81 - 244 T45 Mara Kovac (+28) 82-81-81 - 244 T67 Laura Kwiatkowski (+36) 85-85-82 - 252 T85 Lauren Gardner * (+54) 87-90-93 - 270
* playing as an individual competitor