Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com
YORKTOWN, Ind. - Central Michigan's Chloe Guschewski shot a 4-over 76 Tuesday in the final round of the 36-hole Cardinal Classic, hosted by Ball State, on The Players Club Golf Course.
CMU finished in 15th place in the 16-team event, posting a two-day 663 total. Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan both shot 598 to tie for first place. The Eagles won a one-hole playoff to claim the tournament championship.
Guschewski, who shot 84 in Monday's opening round, finished the tournament at 16-over 160 to tie for 47th place. Guschewski's closing 76 was one shot off the school record, set in 1975 by Laurie Rederstorf.
Arielle Roberts, who did not play in the Cardinal Classic, posted a 76 earlier this season for the Chippewas, at the Illinois State Redbird Invitational. CMU's 663 team score is the second-best total in a 36-hole event in school history, and its 321 total - a 21-stroke improvement over Monday's opening round - is the third-best single-round mark in program history.
CMU's Natalie Johnson and Grace Labrecque both shot 79 in Tuesday's final round, while Amanda Walsh posted an 87. All four CMU players improved by at least three shots from Monday's opening round to Tuesday's finale.
Johnson finished with a 161 total, Labrecque at 165, and Walsh at 177.
Chloe Lawrie of Western Michigan finished at 1-over 145 to claim tournament medalist honors. Karyn Lee Ping of Eastern Michigan was second, one shot back.
The Chippewas are scheduled to partake in the Golden Grizzly Invitational, hosted by Oakland, on Saturday and Sunday at Katke-Cousins Golf Course.