Weekly Release #7: U-M Makes Annual Trek to Florida for Central District Classic
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Feb. 18, 2010

This Week
Mon-Tue., Feb. 22-23 -- at Central District Classic (Parrish, Fla.)
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Next on the Tee
The University of Michigan women's golf team continues its spring season with a trip to Parrish, Fla., Monday and Tuesday (Feb. 22-23) to participate in the competitive field at the Central District Classic. The 54-hole event, hosted by Michigan State, will feature 15 teams. The tournament will be played at the River Wilderness Country Club, which will be set up for a par 72 and 6,799 yards.

The Tournament Field
There will be 15 schools participating in the Central District Classic: Arkansas, Florida, Kent State, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Missouri, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Purdue, South Carolina, Texas, Texas A&M and TCU.

The Tournament Schedule
Sunday, Feb. 21: Practice Round (tee times throughout day)
Monday, Feb. 22: First & Second Rounds (36) begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m., continuous play for second 18
Tuesday, Feb. 23: Final Round (18) begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

The Tournament Lineup
Michigan will travel six players down to Florida for the Central District Classic but will have only five playing in the event. Traveling for this event will be senior captain Ashley Bauer (Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc HS), sophomore Meagan Bauer (Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc HS), senior Andrea Ratigan (Tucson, Ariz./Sabino HS), junior Min Yean Tan (Penang Island, Malaysia/Hills International College [Australia]), junior/sophomore Jenn Cleary (East Lansing, Mich./East Lansing HS) and freshman Caramia Sitompul (Jakarta, Indonesia/Bradenton Prep Academy [Fla.]).

Longevity Continues
With her expected start at the Central District Classic, Ashley Bauer has yet to miss a tournament in her career, playing in 42 straight events. Bauer is one of two Wolverines with consecutive-event streaks along with Min Yean Tan, who has played in 30 straight events in her three seasons. The U-M record for consecutive events played is held by Laura Olin (2002-05), who started 50 consecutive events.

Model of Consistency
Ashley Bauer, who has never missed a U-M event, continues to be the 'model of consistency' for the Wolverines. Her current career average of 75.94 is the best for any golfer in U-M history. In 42 career events, she has posted 25 top-20 finishes with 16 in the top 10 and eight in the top five. Bauer won her first collegiate even last season at 2008 Wolverine Invitational.

Follow the Leader
After tying for 17th at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, Ashley Bauer has now finished as the top Wolverine in 25 of her 42 career events and has eight career top-five finishes. Her recent finish also marked her 11th straight event finishing, or tying for, the top Wolverine spot in an event dating back to the 2008-09 season.

Well on Her Away to Setting the Best All-Time
Through six events this season, Ashley Bauer has been on fire averaging 72.78 per round. That current mark is just over two strokes better than Amy Schmucker's school record of 75.03 set during the 2005-06 season. So far this season, Bauer has posted six par-or-better rounds in her 16 total.

Oh So Close, Again
Twice this season, Ashley Bauer closed as the individual runner-up in a tournament -- just one shot away from medalist honors. To open the season, Bauer closed a shot behind James Madison's Nicole Sakamoto for the Mary Fossum Invitational title, and finished one shot behind Purdue's Maude-Aimee LeBlanc for the Windy City Collegiate title. She now has four career top-two finishes.

Add Another School Record
Ashley Bauer's second-round, four-under 68 at the Mary Fossum Invitational, not only ties her career best, but it also helps her tie her own U-M single-round record, which she shares with four other Wolverines. In total, there are five players in U-M's "68" Club -- Bauer, Kim Benedict (2000-03), Laura Olin (2002-05), Amy Schmucker (2003-06) and LeAnna Wicks (1999-2002). Bauer is the only Wolverine to have reached the record round twice in her career. Bauer also holds, or shares, the U-M record for 18-, 36- and 54-hole tournament tallies at U-M.

Add Yet Another School Record
For the second time this fall, Ashley Bauer tied her own school-record round for a 54-hole tournament total with her 212 tally at the Challenge at Onion Creek. She shot 212 earlier this season at the Windy City Collegiate. Bauer also shot a 212 at the 2007 Mountain View Challenge and shares the honor with Kim Benedict (2000-03), who shot her 212 at the 2001 Shootout at the Legends.

Closing the Fall
After closing with a 216 54-hole tournament total at the Challenge at Onion Creek, Andrea Ratigan lowered her career best by six strokes. Her prior-best 54-hole total was a 222 at the 2007 Mountain View Challenge during her first season with U-M. The fall-closing tally gives her five career 54-hole events under 230 and her second straight.

Even More from Her Final Fall Event
With her final-round 70 at the Challenge at Onion Creek, Andrea Ratigan set a career-best single-round tally. Starting off at the ninth hole, she played her first 10 holes even with two birdies, Nos. 13 and 16, to erase a double bogey on No. 14. She made the turn to the front and birdied Nos. 1 and 5 to sit two under with three holes left. An unfortunate double bogey on No. 6 put her back at even, where she finished the round. The senior topped the 71 she had during the second round of the 2007 Mountain View Challenge

Let's Change the Career Best Again
For the fifth time this season, Meagan Bauer set or tied her career best for a 54-hole tournament total. With her 223 tally at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic. It topped the 228 she posted during the last two fall events -- the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate and the Challenge at Onion Creek. In the season opener, Bauer fired a career-best, one-under 71 at the Mary Fossum. She has started all six events this season and has posted a career-best 76.28 scoring average, topping last years by nearly four-and-a-half strokes (81.00).

Red Rounds Equal Career Best Marks
Min Yean Tan posted back-to-back career-best rounds of one-under 71 in the first and second rounds of the 2009 Windy City Collegiate. The rounds mark her first sub-par rounds of her career. She topped her round of 72 she had last year in the first round of the 2008 Windy City Collegiate and the 72 she had in the second round of the 2008 Indiana Invitational. She is averaging a career-best 76.28 strokes per round.

Sister Act, Part 3
During the 2007-08 season, the Wolverines had the Davis sisters, Lindsay and Katelin, on the roster. After Lindsay graduated, the sisterly act continued as Ashley Bauer welcomed her younger sister, Meagan, to the team last year. Now in 2009-10, the Bauer's added yet another sister, Shana, to give them three on the roster.

All In the Family
In addition to all three Bauer sisters on the roster, newcomer Caramia Sitompul also has a family pairing at U-M. Her brother, Alexander, is a junior with the men's program and earned All-America honorable mention honors last year after helping U-M to a national semifinalist finish.

Former Wolverine George Named Assistant Coach
U-M coach Cheryl Stacy announced the hiring of former Wolverine Chrissie George as her new assistant coach. For the last five years, George worked with the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan as a career services coordinator. George, who graduated from Michigan with a bachelor's degree in history in 2004, walked onto the Michigan women's golf team as a junior (2002-03) after earning a spot during the fall tryout period. Despite not competing in an event, she earned U-M Athletic Academic Achievement honors in her one season with the Wolverines.

The Maize and Blue Postseason Resume
Michigan has been represented in NCAA Regional competition by the U-M team or an individual in seven of the last nine seasons, making team appearances in 2001, '02, '05, '07 and '09. Laura Olin (2004) and Amy Schmucker (2006) have made central regional appearances as individuals. In 2002, the Wolverines finished sixth at the central regional in East Lansing, Mich., to advance to their first NCAA Finals appearance, where the Maize and Blue finished 17th.

A Very Full Showcase
Michigan has 30 tournament titles in the history of the program. Of those 30 titles, 11 have been won during the last six years -- two in 2003-04, four in 2004-05, one in 2005-06, two in 2006-07, none in 2007-08 and two in 2008-09.

PLAYER-BY-PLAYER NOTABLES

Senior Ashley Bauer
• Started 42 straight tournaments, has not missed a tournament in career
• Finished as the top Wolverine in 25 of the 42 career events
• Posted 25 top-20, 16 top-10 and eight top-five finishes in 42 career events
• Season Stroke Average: 72.78, currently ranks as lowest all-time at U-M by over two strokes
• Holds U-M records for single round score (tied), 18-hole, 36-hole (tied) and 54-hole (tied) tournament totals
• 2009 All-Big Ten second team, ninth Wolverine to earn the honor
• Helped U-M to two NCAA regional team selections in three years
• Helped U-M to four team titles during career
• Won first individual title at the 2008 Wolverine Invitational
• Two-time team captain
• Closing final season playing with sisters, Meagan (sophomore) and Shana (freshman)
• Career Stroke Average: 75.94, currently ranking as U-M's all-time leader
• Shot a career-best 68, twice -- first round of the 2008 Wolverine Invitational and second round of the 2009 Mary Fossum Invitational, tying the U-M record for single round tally and becoming fifth member of U-M's 68 Club
• Career Tournament Bests: 18-hole tournament - 68 at the 2008 Wolverine Invitational (U-M record) ... 36-hole tournament total - 148 (74-74) at the 2007 Indiana Invitational (tied for U-M record) ... 54-hole tournament total - 212, three times -- (70-71-71) at the 2007 Mountain View Challenge (tied for U-M record), (71-72-69) at the 2009 Windy City Collegiate and (70-71-71) at the 2009 Challenge at Onion Creek (tied for U-M record) ... 72-hole tournament - 301 (74-76-77-74) at the 2008 Big Ten Championships

Senior Andrea Ratigan
• Played in 29 career tournaments, with 25 starts
• Season Stroke Average: 78.00
• Helped U-M to two NCAA Regional team selections in three years
• Helped U-M to four team titles during career
• Career Stroke Average: 78.88
• Shot a career-best 70 in the third round of the 2009 Challenge at Onion Creek
• Career Tournament Bests: 18-hole tournament - 74 at the 2008 Wolverine Invitational ... 36-hole tournament total - 154 (80-74) at the 2007 Indiana Invitational ... 54-hole tournament total - 216 (71-75-70) at the 2009 Challenge at Onion Creek ... 72-hole tournament- 317 (76-81-75-85) at the 2008 Big Ten Championships

Junior Katelin Davis
• Played in 13 career tournaments, with eight starts
• Season Stroke Average: 80.22
• Helped U-M to seventh NCAA Regional team appearance in 2009
• Helped U-M to two team titles during career
• Sister, Lindsay, was a four-year letterwinner (2005-08) and former captain at U-M
• Father, Doug, was a four-year letterwinner (1975-78) at U-M and a 1978 All-Big Ten selection
• Career Stroke Average: 81.56
• Shot a career-best 74 in the first round of the 2008 Challenge at Wolfdancer
• Career Tournament Bests: 18-hole tournament - 76 at the 2008 Wolverine Invitational ... 36-hole tournament total - 165 (79-86) at the 2009 Red Rocks Invitational ... 54-hole tournament total - 234 (78-78-78) at 2009 Challenge at Onion Creek ... 72-hole tournament - none

Junior Louisa Shu
• Played in 19 tournaments, with 13 starts
• Season Stroke Average: 78.33
• Helped U-M to seventh NCAA Regional team appearance in 2009
• Helped U-M to two team titles during career
• Career Stoke Average: 79.89
• Shot a career-best 73 two times, second and third round of 2008 Landfall Tradition
• Career Tournament Bests: 18-hole tournament - 77 at the 2008 Wolverine Invitational ... 36-hole tournament total - 156 (79-77) at the 2009 Red Rocks Invitational ... 54-hole tournament total - 230 (84-73-73) - 2008 Landfall Tradition ... 72-hole tournament - 321 (80-78-81-82) at 2008 Big Ten Championships

Junior Min Yean Tan
• Started 30 straight tournaments, has not missed a tournament in career
• Season Stroke Average: 76.28
• Helped U-M to seventh NCAA Regional team appearance in 2009
• Helped U-M to two team titles during career
• Career Stoke Average: 77.83
• Shot a career-best one-under 71, two times -- first and second round of the 2009 Windy City Collegiate
• Career Tournament Bests: 18-hole tournament - 80 at the 2008 Wolverine Invitational ... 36-hole tournament total - 157 (75-82) at the 2009 Red Rocks Invitational ... 54-hole tournament total - 221 (72-74-75) at the 2008 Windy City Collegiate Classic ... 72-hole tournament - 305 (74-75-77-79) at 2008 Big Ten Championships

Junior/Sophomore Jenn Cleary
• Played in four tournaments, all as individual
• Season Stroke Average: 80.83
• Walked onto Wolverines following 2008 fall tryouts
• Made collegiate debut as individual at 2008 Wolverine Invitational, tying for 65th
• Helped U-M to seventh NCAA Regional team appearance in 2009
• Helped U-M to two team titles during career
• Career Stoke Average: 82.00
• Shot a career-best 78 in the first round at the 2009 Windy City Collegiate
• Career Tournament Bests: 18-hole tournament - 86 at the 2008 Wolverine Invitational ... 36-hole tournament total - 167 (82-85) at the 2009 Red Rocks Invitational ... 54-hole tournament total - 242 (78-81-83) at 2009 Windy City Collegiate ... 72-hole tournament - none

Sophomore Meagan Bauer
• Played in 11 tournaments, with 10 starts
• Season Stroke Average: 76.28
• Helped U-M to seventh NCAA Regional team appearance in 2009
• Helped U-M to two team titles during career
• Playing second season playing with sisters, Ashley (senior) and Shana (freshman)
• Career Stoke Average: 78.26
• Shot a career-best one-under 71 in the third round of the 2009 Mary Fossum Invitational
• Career Tournament Bests: 18-hole tournament - 76 at the 2008 Wolverine Invitational ... 36-hole tournament total - 160 (82-78) at the 2009 Red Rocks Invitational ... 54-hole tournament total - 223 (72-73-78) at the 2010 Lady Puerto Rico Classic... 72-hole tournament - 335 (90-77-85-83) at 2009 Big Ten Championships

Freshman Shana Bauer
• One of two newcomers, played prep at Bradenton Prep Academy
• Playing first season playing with sisters, Ashley (senior) and Meagan (sophomore)
• Division 1 All-State first team (Fall 2007, 2008), second team (Spring 2007)
• Two-time member of Division 1 State Champion Team (2006, Fall 2007)
• Three-time Big Nine Champion Team (2006, spring 2007, Fall 2007)
• All Big-Nine first team (spring 2007, fall 2007, 2008)

Freshman Caramia Sitompul
• One of two newcomers, played prep at Bradenton Prep Academy
• Made collegiate debut, and first career start, at the 2009 Lady Northern Invitational, tying for 87th
• Shot a career-best 82 in the second round of the 2009 Lady Northern Invitational
• Career Tournament Bests: 18-hole tournament - none ... 36-hole tournament total - none... 54-hole tournament total - 252 (84-82-86) at the 2009 Lady Northern Invitational ... 72-hole tournament - none
• Brother, Alexander, is a junior on the U-M men's golf team
• Enrolled in U-M's School of Art and Design

Upcoming Schedule
• Fri-Sun., March 5-7 -- at Rio Verde Collegiate (Rio Verde, Ariz.)
• Fri-Sat., March 26-27 -- at Mountain View Challenge (Tucson, Ariz.)

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423

   

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