Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Central Michigan women's golf team shot 353 Monday to finish with a two-day 697 total and in ninth place in the 36-hole Saluki Invitational at Hickory Ridge Golf Club.
The event was hosted by Southern Illinois, which shot 311 in Monday's second round to finish at 636 and win the event. Southern Illinois Edwardsville shot 319 on Monday to finish second at 637. Eleven teams comprised the field.
Chloe Guschewski shot 88 on Monday to finish with a 36-hole 170 total to lead the Chippewas. Guschewski, who shot 82 in Sunday's opening round, finished in 31st place in the 62-player event.
"I was happy with Chloe's round on Sunday," CMU coach Cheryl Stacy said. "The conditions were windy and she had a triple (bogey) on a hole. So her 82 was a good score. She was disappointed with how she played (Monday)."
Also for CMU on Monday, Kristen Wolfe shot 86, Grace Labrecque shot 88, and Natalie Johnson and Hanna Matthies both shot 91.
Wolfe finished with a 175 total and finished tied for 38th, while Matthies placed 40th, finishing at 176.
Johnson and Labrecque both shot 179 and tied for 44th.
"We've just got to get rid of our big numbers," Stacy said. "It'll be nice when we can get out on a golf course and practice.
"I'm proud of them. They're maintaining good attitudes. We've got injuries and we've only got five players who can compete right now and two of those are hurt. It's tough. They're still working hard. I'm pleased with them in that regards."
Mattie Lindner of Southern Illinois shot 76 on Monday to finish with a 150 total to claim medalist honors.
The Chippewas are scheduled to play in the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational hosted by Bowling Green April 11-12.