Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Central Michigan women's golf team shot 343 Sunday to finish with a 1,010 team total and in 12th place at the 54-hole Mary Fossum Invitational at Forest Akers West Golf Course.
Notre Dame shot 887 to win the two-day tournament, hosted by Michigan State. The Spartans finished second with a 901 team total, while Toledo (902) was third.
The Chippewas, in their second year of varsity golf, were led on Sunday by freshman Bria Colosky, who shot a 7-over par 79. Her round included a birdie on the par 3 12th hole, one of just two birdies recorded by CMU players on Sunday.
Colosky, who shot 82-85 in Saturday's first two rounds, finished with a 246 total to share the team lead with Kristen Wolfe. The CMU pair tied for 52nd along with two other players in the 69-player field.
It was the first collegiate tournament for Colosky.
"I was very happy with that," CMU coach Cheryl Stacy said of Colosky's 79. "She played a really good practice round so I was very positive about how she played. To shoot under 80 was good for her first tournament. Kristen had an under-80 round. Some positives there."
Wolfe posted an 87 on Sunday after shooting 80-79 on Saturday. Also for the Chippewas on Sunday, Chloe Guschewski shot 88, Holly Hines posted an 89, and Natalie Johnson carded a 91.
Hines had CMU's other birdie in Sunday's round, that coming on the par 5 13th.
Johnson finished the tournament at 261, Guschewski at 263, and Hines at 264.
The Chippewas are scheduled to play in the Ball State Cardinal Classic at The Players Club in Yorktown, Ind., on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 21-22.
"We have a lot of work to do," Stacy said. "Right now we're trying to get in the low 80s and if we can get below 80, that's good.
"We've got to work on our mental stamina and mental toughness. We'll play six, seven holes well and kind of fall off. We have to get physically and mentally stronger and stay focused, and making good decisions, we still need to work on that. Emotional maturity. We're definitely a young team and a new program. We'll keep working on it."