Chippewas Head to Ball State for 36-Hole Tourney

Grace Labrecque
Sept. 21, 2014

Kevin Meyer, CMUChippewas.com

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- The Central Michigan women's golf team will get a good look at its Mid-American Conference competition when it partakes Monday and Tuesday in the Cardinal Classic, hosted by Ball State.

In addition to the Chippewas and the Cardinals, MAC members Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois, Ohio and Western Michigan are scheduled to be in the field. Just three MAC teams, Kent State, Toledo and Akron, will not be in the 16-team field.

The 36-hole, two-day tournament is scheduled for The Players Club Golf Course, which will play to par 72 over 6,164 yards, in Yorktown, Ind. It begins on Monday and concludes on Tuesday.

It is the third tournament in as many weeks for CMU, which placed 15th at the Illinois State Redbird Invitational two weeks ago, and last week finished 16th at the Michigan State Mary Fossum Invitational.

The eight-player Chippewa squad, comprised of six freshmen, one junior and one senior, is being led by Grace Labrecque and Arielle Roberts, who are averaging 81.6 and 81.8, respectively, per round.

Amanda Walsh is averaging 84.6, Natalie Johnson is at 85, and Kristen Wolfe is at 85.8.

Host Ball State won the tournament title in 2012. It was not played last season.

Also in the field are Cleveland State, Dayton, Grand Valley State, Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne, Indiana-Purdue-Indianapolis, Northern Kentucky, Rend Lake (Ill.) College, Valparaiso and Western Illinois along with individuals representing Indiana.

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