Women's Golf Places Sixth At GVSU Invite

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's golf team finished up the fall portion of its schedule by taking sixth place at the Grand Valley State Lady Laker Classic on Sunday (Oct. 23) in Allendale, Mich.

The Bulldogs moved up three spots from ninth place following Saturday's (Oct. 22) opening round and finished at 652 for the tournament.  FSU shot a 338 in the initial round followed by a tourney second-best tying 314 in the second round at The Meadows Golf Course.

Senior Erin Fuchik paced the Bulldogs as she placed tied for 17th overall in the field with a two-round total of 161 on rounds of 87 and 74.

She was followed by sophomore Jacqueline DeBoer, who fired an 82 on Saturday and an 80 on Sunday to finish at 162 and tied for 20th.  Bulldog senior Brooke Rodes also tied for 20th with a 162 as she carded a 76 on Sunday after an opening-round score of 86.

FSU senior Bryce Hetchler posted a 169, which was good enough for a tie of 36th place in the field.  She tallied a 85 in the first round and an 84 in round two.

Finally, sophomore Emily Rohdy tied for 39th overall at 171 as she posted scores of 85 and 86 in the first and second round, respectively.

Bulldog senior Blaize Baumgartner competed as an individual and finished tie for 20th at 162 with rounds of 86 and 76 over the two days.

Host Grand Valley State captured the team title with a 618 score followed by California (Pa.) at 629 and Ashland at 630 in the top three overall.  A total of 15 teams took part in the competition on the par 72 course with a length of 5,954 yards.

The Bulldogs are currently set to open their spring season on March 31 and April 1 in the Ohio Dominican Give 18 Fore Cancer Classic at Pataskala, Ohio.

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