Weekly Release #1: U-M Opens Stacy Era at Mary Fossum Invitational
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Sept. 8, 2009

This Week
• Sat-Sun., Sept. 12-13 --
at Mary Fossum Invitational (East Lansing, Mich.)
Live Tournament Stats  

Next on the Tee
Wasting no time getting the season started, the University of Michigan women's golf team will head west across I-96 to East Lansing, Mich., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12-13, for the Mary Fossum Invitational at Forest Akers West Golf Course. There will be 17 teams in the 2009 field, playing 54 holes in the two-day tournament. The tournament will begin with 36 played on Saturday, Sept. 12, followed with a final 18 on Sunday, Sept. 13. Scoring for the Wolverine Invitational will be five players; count the low four scores each round. Selected teams will be allowed to bring an invited individual, including U-M. Forest Akers West Course will be set up for a par 72 and 6,237 yards.

The Tournament Field
There will be 17 schools participating in the Mary Fossum Invitational: Eastern Michigan, Ferris State, Grand Valley State, Indiana, Iowa, James Madison, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oakland, Ohio, Purdue, Toledo and Western Michigan.

The Tournament Schedule
Friday, Sept. 11
-- Practice Round - teams playing throughout the day
Saturday, Sept. 12 -- First Round (18), shotgun start at 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 12 -- Second Round (18), continuous play following the first round
Sunday, Sept. 13 -- Final Round (18), shotgun start at 9:00 a.m.

The Tournament Lineup
With qualifying lasting to the practice round for the tournament, the Wolverines starting-five group and individual has yet to be determined. Vying for spots will be: senior captain Ashley Bauer (Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc HS), senior Andrea Ratigan (Tucson, Ariz./Sabino HS), junior Katelin Davis (Dexter, Mich./Dexter HS), junior Louisa Shu (West Bloomfield, Mich./Birmingham Seaholm HS), junior Min Yean Tan (Queensland, Australia/Hills International College), junior/sophomore Jenn Cleary (East Lansing, Mich./East Lansing HS), sophomore Meagan Bauer (Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc HS), sophomore Brooke Bettis (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles North HS), freshman Shana Bauer (Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc HS) and freshman Caramia Sitompul (Jakarta, Indonesia/Bradenton Prep Academy [Fla.]).

New Leader
After serving as the assistant for the last four years, Cheryl Stacy was named the head women's golf coach in mid-July. Stacy becomes the fourth head coach in the 34-year history of the U-M women's golf program. Stacy, a Class A member of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division, helped the Wolverines make three NCAA regional appearances and post two top-five finishes in the Big Ten Championships. Collecting five team titles and three individual medalist honors, U-M had 22 top-five finishes in 47 regular-season events over her last four years.

Longevity Continues
Ashley Bauer
has yet to miss a tournament in her career at Michigan, playing in 36 straight events. Bauer is one of two Wolverines with a consecutive-event streak along with Min Yean Tan, who has played in 24 straight 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 76.48 is the best for any golfer in U-M history. In 36 career events, she has posted 20 top-20 finishes with 13 in the top 10 and six in the top five. Bauer won her first collegiate event last season at 2008 Wolverine Invitational.

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 the U-M men 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 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 36 straight tournaments, has not missed a tournament in career
• Finished as the top Wolverine in 19 of the 36 career events
• Posted 20 top-20, 13 top-10 and six top-five finishes in 36 career events
• Career Stroke Average: 76.48, currently ranking as U-M's all-time leader
• 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)
• Shot a career-best three-under 68 in the first round of the 2008 Wolverine 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 (70-71-71) at the 2007 Mountain View Challenge (tied for U-M record)  ... 72-hole tournament - 301 (74-76-77-74) at the 2008 Big Ten Championships

Senior Andrea Ratigan
• Played in 23 career tournaments, with 19 starts
• Career Stroke Average: 79.12
• Helped U-M to two NCAA regional team selections in three years
• Helped U-M to four team titles during career
• Shot a career-best 71 in the second round of the 2007 Mountain View Challenge
• 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 - 222 (76-71-75) at the 2007 Mountain View Challenge ... 72-hole tournament - 317 (76-81-75-85) at the 2008 Big Ten Championships

Junior Katelin Davis
• Played in seven career tournaments, with two starts
• Career Stroke Average: 82.89
• 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
• 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 - 247, twice --at the 2008 Challenge at Wolfdancer  (74-92-81)  and the 2009 Lady Puerto Rico Classic  (81-87-79) ... 72-hole tournament - none

Junior Louisa Shu
• Played in 18 tournaments, with 13 starts
• Career Stoke Average: 79.98
• Helped U-M to seventh NCAA Regional team appearance in 2009
• Helped U-M to two team titles during career
• 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 24 straight tournaments, has not missed a tournament in career
• Career Stoke Average: 78.23
• Helped U-M to seventh NCAA Regional team appearance in 2009
• Helped U-M to two team titles during career
• Shot a career-best 72, two times -- first round of the 2008 Windy City Collegiate Classic and the second round of the 2008 Indiana Invitational
• 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 two tournaments, as individual
• Career Stoke Average: 84.33
• 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
• Shot a career-best 82 in the first round at the 2009 Red Rocks Invitational
• 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 - none ... 72-hole tournament - none

Sophomore Meagan Bauer
• Played in five tournaments, with four starts
• Career Stoke Average: 81.00
• Helped U-M to seventh NCAA Regional team appearance in 2009
• Helped U-M to two team titles during career
• Made collegiate debut as individual at 2008 Wolverine Invitational, tying for 13th
• Made first collegiate start at the 2009 Red Rocks Invitational, tying for 25th
• Played in first Big Ten Championship, finishing 55th
• Playing second season playing with sisters, Ashley (senior) and Shana (freshman)
• Shot a career-best 74 in the second round at the 2009 Mountain View Challenge
• 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 - 233 (81-74-78) at the 2009 Mountain View Challenge ... 72-hole tournament - 335 (90-77-85-83) at 2009 Big Ten Championships

Sophomore Brooke Bettis
• Played in six tournaments, with two starts
• Career Stoke Average: 81.56
• Helped U-M to seventh NCAA Regional team appearance in 2009
• Helped U-M to two team titles during career
• Made collegiate debut as individual at 2008 Wolverine Invitational, tying for 46th
• Made first collegiate start at the 2009 Big Ten Championships, tying for 45th
• Played in first Big Ten Championship, tying for 45th
• Shot a career-best 77, two times -- first round at the 2008 Windy City Collegiate and second round at the 2009 Big Ten Championships
• Career Tournament Bests: 18-hole tournament - 81 at the 2008 Wolverine Invitational ... 36-hole tournament total - 158 (79-79) at the 2009 Red Rocks Invitational ... 54-hole tournament total - 244 (77-83-84) at the 2008 Windy City Collegiate ... 72-hole tournament - 327 (81-77-82-87) 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
• Member of the 2006 FHSAA 1A State title championship team
• Member of the 2005 FHSAA 1A State runner-up team
• Member of 2006 FHSAA Regional championship team
• 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
• Sun-Mon., Sept. 27-28 -- at Lady Northern Invitational (Madison, Wis.)
• Mon-Tue., Oct. 5-6 -- at Windy City Collegiate (Chicago, Ill.)
 
Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423