Weekly #9: U-M Looks for More Arizona Success at Mountain View Challenge
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MGOBLUE Ashley Bauer
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Ashley Bauer
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March 22, 2010

THIS WEEK
Fri-Sat., March 26-27 -- at Mountain View Challenge (Tucson, Ariz.)
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Next on the Tee
After taking the team and individual titles at the 2010 Rio Verde Collegiate in Rio Verde, Ariz., three weeks ago, the University of Michigan women's golf team will look to continue its success in the state of Arizona with a trip to Tucson, Ariz., Friday and Saturday (March 26-27) for the 2010 Mountain View Challenge. The two-day 54-hole event will feature 18 teams battling for the team title at the Mountain View Country Club. The course will be set up for a par 72 and 6,126 yards.

The Tournament Field
There will be 18 schools participating in the 2010 Mountain View Challenge: Baylor, Boise State, BYU, Colorado, Colorado State, Gonzaga, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas State, Michigan, Missouri, Northern Arizona, Sacramento State, San Jose State, Texas Tech, UNLV, Washington State and Wisconsin.

The Tournament Schedule
Thursday, March 25: Practice Round begins with 1 p.m. MST shotgun start
Friday, March 26: First & Second Rounds (36) begins with 8 a.m. MST shotgun start
Saturday, March 27: Final Round (18) begins with 8 a.m. MST shotgun start

The Tournament Lineup
Michigan will travel a five-player team to the 2010 Mountain View Challenge. Heading up the squad will be senior captain Ashley Bauer (Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc HS) and senior Andrea Ratigan (Tucson, Ariz./Sabino HS). Junior Min Yean Tan (Penang Island, Malaysia/Hills International College [Australia]), sophomore Meagan Bauer (Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc HS) and junior Katelin Davis (Dexter, Mich./Dexter HS) will round out the Wolverine starting five.

U-M Garners First Team Win for Stacy
Michigan's team title at the Rio Verde Invitational gives U-M head coach Cheryl Stacy her first team victory in her first season in charge of the Maize and Blue. With the team victory at the Rio Verde Invitational, Michigan has 31 tournament titles in the history of the program. Of those 31 titles, 12 have been won during the last seven years. In addition, Michigan's victory at the Rio Verde Invitational marked the second time the Wolverines have won the event. In addition to the 2010 title, U-M won the 2005 event with a 900 (303-301-296) tally. U-M becomes the first team to ever win Rio Verde Invitational twice in the tournament's history

Record-Setting Weekend Earns Bauer Big Ten Golfer of the Week Honors
Ashley Bauer was named the Big Ten Conference's Women's Golfer of the Week after her medalist honor at the 2010 Mountain View Challenge, helping U-M win its 31st team title. Bauer posted her second career individual title and the 25th in U-M history, with a U-M 54-hole record four-under 209 at the Rio Verde Invitational. Pacing the way were her first- and second-round tallies of three-under 68, marking the third and fourth time in her career she has equaled U-M's all-time lowest single-round score. Her 209 54-hole tally topped the prior record of 212 held by Bauer (2007 Mountain View Challenge) and Kim Benedict (2000-03, 2001 Shootout at the Legends).

Longevity Continues
After her expected start at the Mountain View Challenge, Ashley Bauer has yet to miss a tournament in her career, playing in 44 straight events. Bauer is one of two Wolverines with consecutive-event streaks along with Min Yean Tan, who has played in 32 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 75.78 is the best for any golfer in U-M history. In 44 career events, she has posted 26 top-20 finishes with 18 in the top 10 and nine in the top-five. Bauer has won two collegiate events in her career -- the 2008 Wolverine Invitational and the 2010 Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational.

Follow the Leader
After winning the 2010 Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational, Ashley Bauer has now finished as the top Wolverine in 27 of her 44 career events. Her recent finish also marked her 13th 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 eight events this season, Ashley Bauer has been on fire, averaging 72.71 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 eight par-or-better rounds.

Oh So Close Once, and then 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.

Give Her Four on the Record Board
After shooting back-to-back rounds of three-under 68, Ashley Bauer posted her third and fourth time equaling U-M's all-time single round. Of the five members of U-M's "68" Club, Bauer is the only Wolverine to post multiple record rounds -- four of them. In addition to Bauer, Kim Benedict (2000-03), Laura Olin (2002-05), Amy Schmucker (2003-06) and LeAnna Wicks (1999-2002) have shot the U-M record round of 68.

Add One More School Record
Ashley Bauer's four-under 209 54-hole tally at the Rio Verde Invitational was not only a career-best total but set a new U-M record for a 54-hole event. Bauer's tally at Quail Run topped the prior record of 212 held by Bauer (2007 Mountain View Challenge) and Kim Benedict (2000-03, 2001 Shootout at the Legends). In her career, Bauer holds U-M records for 18-, 36- and 54-hole tournament scores, lowest single-round tally (68), all-time career scoring record, and is on pace to set the single-season U-M scoring record.

Picking Up Her Play
After closing the fall season shooting a career-best 70 leading her to a career-best 216 54-hole tournament total at the Challenge at Onion Creek, Andrea Ratigan has continued to be a mainstay in the U-M lineup. At the 2010 Rio Verde Collegiate, she posted her first career top-five finish after tying for third with a 220 tally. She has started all eight events in her final season and is averaging a career-best 77.21 strokes per round.

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. Bauer's 223 tally at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic 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 eight events this season and has posted a career-best 76.75 scoring average, topping last years by nearly four-and-a-half strokes (81.00).

Red Rounds Equal Career Best Marks
Min Yean Tan tied a career best with a second-round, even-par 71 at the 2010 Rio Verde Collegiate. She equaled the round of 71 she shot in back-to-back rounds earlier this season at the 2009 Windy City Classic. In her third season, she is averaging a career-best 76.25 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 last year after helping U-M to a national semifinalist finish.

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 31 tournament titles in the history of the program. Of those 31 titles, 12 have been won during the last seven years -- two in 2003-04, four in 2004-05, one in 2005-06, two in 2006-07, none in 2007-08, two in 2008-09 and one in 2009-10.

PLAYER-BY-PLAYER NOTABLES

Senior Ashley Bauer
• Started 44 straight tournaments, has not missed a tournament in career
• Finished as the top Wolverine in 27 of the 44 career events
• Posted 26 top-20, 18 top-10 and nine top-five finishes in 44 career events
• Season Stroke Average: 72.71, currently ranks as lowest all-time at U-M
• Holds U-M records for single round score (tied), 18-hole, 36-hole (tied) and 54-hole 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 five team titles during career
• Two-time medalist -- 2008 Wolverine Invitational, 2010 Rio Verde Collegiate
• Two-time Big Ten Golfer of the Week
• Two-time team captain
• Closing final season playing with sisters, Meagan (sophomore) and Shana (freshman)
• Career Stroke Average: 75.78, currently ranking as U-M's all-time leader
• Shot a career-best 68, four times -- first round of the 2008 Wolverine Invitational, second round of the 2009 Mary Fossum Invitational and first and second rounds of the 2010 Rio Verde Collegiate, 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 - 209 (68-68-73) at the 2010 Rio Verde Collegiate (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 31 career tournaments, with 27 starts
• Season Stroke Average: 77.21
• Helped U-M to two NCAA regional team selections in three years
• Helped U-M to five team titles during career
• Career Stroke Average: 78.61
• 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 14 career tournaments, with nine starts
• Season Stroke Average: 80.14
• Helped U-M to seventh NCAA Regional team appearance in 2009
• Helped U-M to three 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: 81.41
• 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 three 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 32 straight tournaments, has not missed a tournament in career
• Season Stroke Average: 76.25
• Helped U-M to seventh NCAA Regional team appearance in 2009
• Helped U-M to three team titles during career
• Career Stoke Average: 77.73
• Shot a career-best one-under 71, three times -- first and second round of the 2009 Windy City Collegiate and second round of the 2010 Rio Verde 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 five tournaments, with one start
• Season Stroke Average: 82.11
• 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 three team titles during career
• Career Stoke Average: 82.67
• 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 13 tournaments, with 12 starts
• Season Stroke Average: 76.75
• Helped U-M to seventh NCAA Regional team appearance in 2009
• Helped U-M to three team titles during career
• Playing second season playing with sisters, Ashley (senior) and Shana (freshman)
• Career Stoke Average: 78.24
• 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
Sat-Sun., April 10-11 -- at Indiana Invitational (Columbus, Ind.)
Fri-Sun., April 23-25 -- at Big Ten Championships (Madison, Wis.)

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423

   

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