Sept. 26, 2010
Site: East Lansing, Mich.
Course: Forest Akers West Course (par 72, 6,237 yards)
Tournament: Mary Fossum Invitational
U-M Standing: 6th Place of 11 Teams (317-308-312/937)
Top U-M Individual: Alyssa Shimel, tie-21st (80-75-78/233)
Next U-M Event: Sat-Sun., Oct. 2-3 -- at Notre Dame Invitational (South Bend, Ind.)
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Playing in the second day of chilly and windy conditions, the University of Michigan women's golf team gathered four final round scores of 78 to post a 312 team tally and close the Mary Fossum Invitational with a sixth-place finish today (Sunday, Sept. 26) at Forest Akers West Course. Following rounds of 317 and 308 Saturday (Sept. 25), U-M closes the event with a 937 team total.
With one of U-M's final-round 78s, freshman Alyssa Shimel (Pemberville, Ohio/Eastwood) tied for 21st (233) to finish as the top Wolverine individual, marking the first time in her career she led the Maize and Blue at an event. Shimel posted an opening 80 in the gusty first round before rallying with a three-over 75 as wind died down, with 13 pars and two birdies highlighting the round.
Senior Min Yean Tan (Penang Island, Malaysia/Hills International College [Australia]) recovered from an opening 83 to post a Wolverine individual-round tournament-best 74 in the second round. She closed with 78 today to finish with a 235 and tie for 28th.
Sophomore Caramia Sitompul (Jakarta, Indonesia/Bradenton Prep Academy [Bradenton, Fla.]) and senior Jenn Cleary (East Lansing, Mich./East Lansing) were both a shot back of Tan, tying for 34th with 236 totals. In her second straight start, Sitompul posted two straight rounds of 79 before a closing 78, while Cleary, who started her first event of the year, opened with a 77 and followed with rounds of 80 and 79.
Junior Meagan Bauer (Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc) closed the starting five in 42nd at 239, while senior Louisa Shu (West Bloomfield, Mich./Birmingham Seaholm) played as an individual and was 56th at 246.
The Wolverines will travel to South Bend, Ind., Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 2-3) for the Notre Dame Invitational. The 54-hole event will be played at the Warren Golf Course, which will be the host site for the 2011 NCAA Central Regional.
Final Team Standings
1. Notre Dame 298-295-297 = 890
2. Kent State 301-290-304 = 895
3. Michigan State 297-298-301 = 896
4. Iowa State 298-303-303 = 904
5. Long Beach State 314-310-311 = 935
6. MICHIGAN 317-308-312 = 937
7. Toledo 313-307-320 = 940
8. James Madison 316-310-316 = 942
9. Eastern Michigan 326-313-316 = 955
10. Grand Valley State 323-319-327 = 969
11. Ferris State 342-323-331 = 996
1. Nicole Zhang, Notre Dame 69-67-71 = 207
2. Martina Gavier, Kent State 75-68-73 = 216
3. Caroline Powers, Michigan State 71-74-75 = 220
4. Laurence Herman, Iowa State 75-73-74 = 222
P. Phuntumabamrung, Iowa State 73-75-74 = 222
6. Aimee Neff, Michigan State 73-76-74 = 223
7. Mercedes Germino, Kent State 76-72-76 = 224
8. So-Hyun Park, Notre Dame 75-75-75 = 225
Lindsey Solberg, Michigan State 77-70-78 = 225
10. Natalie Brehm, Michigan State 77-73-76 = 226*
Becca Huffer, Notre Dame 76-77-73 = 226
T21. Alyssa Shimel 80-75-78 = 233
T28. Min Yean Tan 83-74-78 = 235
T34. Caramia Sitompul 79-79-78 = 236
T34. Jenn Cleary 77-80-79 = 236
T42. Meagan Bauer 81-80-78 = 239
56. Louisa Shu 84-81-81 = 246*
* played as individual
Previous Results: Day One
N O T E S
Alyssa Shimel shot a new career best with a three-over 75 in the second round of the Mary Fossum Invitational. In her first two collegiate events, she has tallied a career-best 54-hole total of 233.
Jenn Cleary made her first start of the season and just the second of her career. The only other time she started an event was last year at the 2010 Central District Classic.
Min Yean Tan continued her streak of consecutive starts as she in now up to 37. She has yet to miss a start in her entire career. In addition, Meagan Bauer started her 13th straight event.
Contact: Tom Wywrot (724) 763-4423