Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com
KETTERING, Ohio - Natalie Johnson posted an 8-over 78 on Tuesday to lead the Central Michigan golf team in the second and final round of the Dayton Fall Invitational at NRC Country Club.
The Chippewas recorded a 327 team score on Tuesday to finish at 657 and in 10th place in the 15-team field. CMU shot 330 in Monday's opening round.
Also for CMU on Tuesday, Chloe Guschewski and Kristen Wolfe both shot 81, and Holly Hines and Brian Colosky both posted 87. CMU's Hannah Matthies, playing as an individual, shot 86.
Wolfe, who opened with a 75 on Monday, finished with a 156 total and among a group tied for 12th place in the individual standings.
Johnson, who shot 84 on Monday, finished at 162 and was among a group tied for 33rd, while Guschewski finished tied for 47th at 165.
Indianapolis and Grand Valley State tied for first at 610. Indianapolis shot 311-299; GVSU shot 304-306.
The Chippewas are midway through their second season as a varsity program, and it was the first fall for Stacy, who was named the Chippewas' coach in December, 2014, working with the players.
"I think we made some positive strides overall," Stacy said. "They know also they still have a lot work to do. We'll take a break for a few weeks, then we'll get back into it.
"We're going to do a lot of off-season conditioning. We'll make some swing changes and we'll work on that this winter."
CMU's fall campaign included several highlights, including consecutive rounds of 316 and 312 in a tournament at Ball State. The 312 is the school 18-hole record, and in that round, four Chippewas finished below 80.
"For some of the players, they should have more confidence now knowing that they can shoot the lower scores," Stacy said. "We did shoot a lot more 70s this fall."