Chippewas 9th After Day 2 At MAC Championship

Holly Hines shot an 8-over 80 -- one of three Chippewas to do so -- on Saturday during round 2 of the Mid-American Conference Championship.
April 22, 2017

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Andy Sneddon,

SILVER LAKE, Ohio - Three Central Michigan golfers shot 80 on Saturday and the Chippewas head into the final round of the Mid-American Conference Championship in ninth place in the team standings.

Natalie Johnson, Holly Hines and Bria Colosky each signed for 80 and CMU posted a 321 team score on Saturday.

The Chippewas' two-round 645 total has them three shots behind eighth-place Eastern Michigan and eight in front of 10th-place Bowling Green in the 10-team stroke-play event at Silver Lake Country Club.

CMU's Danielle Sawyer shot 81 on Saturday, while Kristen Wolfe posted an 86.

The final round is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Johnson, who started the day 23rd after an opening-round 79, is among a group tied for 29th with a 15-over par 159 total. Sawyer is one shot back at 16-over, tied for 35th.

Michaela Finn of Kent State shot a 2-under 70 and leads the tournament with a 1-under 143 total. She leads teammate Pimnipa Panthong by four shots. The top four players in the tournament are Golden Flashes.

Kent State, the 18-time defending league champion, posted a 298 team score on Saturday and leads the tournament at 587, 19 shots ahead of Ohio and Northern Illinois, who are tied for second at 606. Akron (617) is fourth.

The Chippewas are vying for their best finish ever in the MAC Championship. They have finished 10th in each of the past two years.

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