Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- The Central Michigan women's golf team will head to Bowling Green, Ohio, this weekend for the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational.
Bowling Green is the host school for the event, which serves as CMU's final tuneup before the Mid-American Conference Championships in two weeks.
"We're looking for improvement on the things we've been working on and to build some confidence going into the MAC Championships," CMU coach Cheryl Stacy said.
The two-day, 36-hole stroke play event will be played on Saturday and Sunday at Stone Ridge Golf Club, which will play to par 72 over 5,960 yards.
The Chippewas will get a good look at how they shape up against the schools they will see at the MAC Championships. Joining CMU and the host Falcons are MAC brethren Ohio, Toledo and Western Michigan.
Cleveland State, Oakland, Detroit Mercy, Illinois-Chicago and Youngstown State round out the 10-team field.
Central Michigan is coming off a ninth-place finish in the 12-team Southern Illinois Saluki Invitational.
Chloe Guschewski led the Chippewas at the Saluki, placing 31st in the 62-player event. Guschewski will not play this weekend because of an injury, but should be back in the lineup for the MAC Championships, Stacy said.
Guschewski's absence is the latest in a line of injury misfortunes that have beset the program, which is in its first year of varsity competition.
"I think they've maintained a good attitude considering all the setbacks they've had," Stacy said. "They're willing to work hard. They're young and the older players that we have are inexperienced. They just have to keep learning as they go, and keep working hard at it."
The MAC Championships, which will also be hosted by Bowling Green, are scheduled for Shaker Run Golf Club in Lebanon, Ohio, April 24-26.