Johnson, Sawyer Lead CMU In Opening Round

CMU freshman Danielle Sawyer shot 79 on Friday in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Championships.
April 21, 2017

Team Standings Team-by-Team Scores

Andy Sneddon,

SILVER LAKE, Ohio - Natalie Johnson and Danielle Sawyer both shot 79 on Friday to lead the Central Michigan golf team in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Women's Golf Championships.

The 54-hole tournament, which is being played at Silver Lake Country Club, continues on Saturday and concludes on Sunday.

Johnson, a junior, and Sawyer, a freshman, are among a group tied for 23rd in the 49-player field.

Also for the Chippewas on Friday, Holly Hines and Bria Colosky both shot 83, and Kristen Wolfe posted an 89.

The Chippewas recorded a 324 team total and stand in ninth place in the 10-team event. They are three shots ahead of Bowling Green.

Kent State, which is ranked 12th nationally, shot a 289 team total on Friday for a five-shot lead over Ohio and Northern Illinois. Western Michigan (309) is fourth.

Three Golden Flashes - Pimnipa Panthong, Wad Phaewchimplee and Karoline Stormo - shot even par 72 on Friday and share the lead. Teammate Michaela Finn is one shot back.

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