Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. - Bria Colosky and Holly Hines both shot 81 Monday to lead the Central Michigan women's golf team in the final round of the Mid-American Conference Fall Preview at Purgatory Golf Club.
CMU posted a 331 team score in Monday's round, which completed the 54-hole tournament. The Chippewas finished 12th in the 13-team field with a 972 total.
Toledo closed with a 298 on Monday to finish with 897 and win the event by 10 shots over runner-up Eastern Michigan.
High winds pushed the scores higher on Monday. Eleven of the 13 teams in the field shot their highest team score in Monday's round.
"The wind was really tough," CMU coach Cheryl Stacy said. "It was probably blowing close to 40 mph. Our third (Colosky), fourth (Hines) and fifth (Chloe Guschewski) players played decently. My one (Kristen Wolfe) and two (Natalie Johnson) players had bad days. It's not characteristic of those two this year."
Guschewski posted an 82 on Monday, while Johnson shot 87, and Wolfe, who had led the Chippewas with 73-79 in the first two rounds of the tournament, shot 91, her worst round of the season.
Wolfe's round included a nine on the par-4 14th hole (the third hole of her round). She finished with a 54-hole 243 total, leaving her tied for 49th.
"Sometimes you have those fluky rounds where nothing goes right," Stacy said. "It's a bit unusual to go from 73 to 79 to 91, that extreme. It was unfortunate. I think she needs to put that behind her and move on."
Colosky, a freshman, finished among a group tied for 53rd at 245. Also for CMU, Guschewski finished at 247, Johnson at 249, and Hines at 250.
Both Colosky and Hines were among a relatively small number of players who overcame the breezy conditions to post their best scores of the tournament on Monday.
"That was a positive," Stacy said. "Overall (Colosky) felt a lot more consistent. She's been working on her bunker play and there were a lot of bunkers.
"Hines, she's right on the verge. I think they're all like that. We'll take the positives and move forward."
CMU's Hannah Matthies, playing as an individual, shot 97 on Monday and finished at 297.
The MAC Championship will be played at Purgatory next spring.
"It was good to see the golf course," Stacy said. "It could be tough in the spring. It'll be cooler and wet."
Frida Fougberg of Akron held on to claim medalist honors despite closing with an 8-over 80. She finished with a 221 total for a one-shot victory over Morgan Salm of Toledo.
CMU concludes the fall portion of its season on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 19-20, at the Dayton Flyers Fall Invitational at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio.