U-M Wraps Up Fall Season at Challenge at Onion Creek
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Ashley Bauer
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Oct. 27, 2009

This Week
Mon-Tue., Nov. 2-3 -- at Challenge at Onion Creek (Austin, Texas)
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Next on the Tee
In the final event of the fall season, the University of Michigan women's golf team will head to Austin, Texas, for 2009 Challenge at Onion Creek, Monday and Tuesday (Nov. 2-3). The 20-team field will play the 54-hole event at the Onion Creek Country Club. Monday will begin with 36 holes, followed by a final 18 on Tuesday. Both days will begin with shotgun starts. Scoring for the tournament will be five players; count the low four scores each round. The Onion Creek Country Club will be set up for a par 70 and 6,063 yards.

The Tournament Field
There will be 20 schools participating in the Challenge at Onion Creek: Arkansas-Little Rock, Augusta State, Baylor, Boise State, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Iowa, Kennesaw State, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, San Francisco, Texas State, Texas Tech, Texas, Texas-San Antonio, Washington State and Wisconsin.

The Tournament Schedule
Sunday, Nov. 1: Practice Round - teams playing throughout the day
Monday, Nov. 2: First Round (18) begins with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. CST
Monday, Nov. 2: Second Round (18) will be a continuous play following the first round
Tuesday, Nov. 3: Final Round (18) begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. CST

The Tournament Lineup
With qualifying lasting up until U-M leaves for the tournament, 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 (Penang Island, Malaysia/Hills International College [Australia]), 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.]).

Longevity Continues
After her start at the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate (Oct. 19-20), Ashley Bauer has yet to miss a tournament in her career, playing in 40 straight events. Bauer is one of two Wolverines with consecutive-event streaks along with Min Yean Tan, who has played in 28 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 76.12 is the best for any golfer in U-M history. In 40 career events, she has posted 23 top-20 finishes with 15 in the top 10 and eight in the top five. Bauer won her first collegiate event last season at 2008 Wolverine Invitational.

Follow the Leader
After tying for 24th at the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate, Ashley Bauer has now finished as the top Wolverine in 23 of her 40 career events and has eight career top-five finishes. Her recent finish also marked her ninth straight event finishing as or tying for the top Wolverine in an event dating back to last season.

Well on Her Away to Setting the Best All-Time
Through four events this fall, Ashley Bauer has been on fire, averaging 72.92 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 four par-or-better rounds in her 12 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
With her four-under 212 total at the Windy City Collegiate, Ashley Bauer tied her own U-M record total for a 54-hole tournament score. Bauer also shot a four-under 212 at the 2007 Mountain View Challenge and shares the honor with Kim Benedict (2000-03), who shot her four-under 212 at the 2001 Shootout at the Legends.

First in Three Years!
Andrea Ratigan's 229 tally at the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate is her best 54-hole tournament total in two seasons. The last time she broke 230 in an event was during the 2007-08 season at the 2008 Mountain View Challenge, where she shot a 226. Overall, it is Ratigan's fourth career 54-hole event under 230.

Let's Change the Career Best Again
For the third time in four events this season, Meagan Bauer has lowered her career-best tally for a 54-hole event, shrinking it by two more strokes with a 228 total at the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate. Two weeks ago, she posted a 230 at the Windy City Classic and began the year with a 231 at the Mary Fossum invitational. In the season opener, Bauer fired a career-best, one-under 71 at the Mary Fossum. She has started all four events this season and has posted a career-best 76.83 scoring average, topping last year's best 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 76.08 strokes per round.

Lowering Her Best Yet Again
Katelin Davis recorded a career-best 54-hole tournament tally of 237 at the Windy City Collegiate. She lowered her prior best by three shots, a 240 tally in last weekend's Lady Northern Invitational (Sept. 27-28). Davis' final-round 75 at the Windy City Collegiate just missed her career best of 74. Davis has started all four events this fall and is averaging a career-best 80.50 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.

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 40 straight tournaments, has not missed a tournament in career
• Finished as the top Wolverine in 23 of the 40 career events
• Posted 23 top-20, 15 top-10 and eight top-five finishes in 40 career events
• Career Stroke Average: 76.12, 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 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, twice -- (70-71-71) at the 2007 Mountain View Challenge (tied for U-M record) and (71-72-69) at the 2009 Windy City Collegiate 9tied for U-M record) ... 72-hole tournament - 301 (74-76-77-74) at the 2008 Big Ten Championships

Senior Andrea Ratigan
• Played in 27 career tournaments, with 23 starts
• Career Stroke Average: 79.08
• 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 11 career tournaments, with six starts
• Career Stroke Average: 81.93
• 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 - 237 (79-83-75) at 2009 Windy City Collegiate ... 72-hole tournament - none

Junior Louisa Shu
• Played in 19 tournaments, with 13 starts
• Career Stoke Average: 79.89
• 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 28 straight tournaments, has not missed a tournament in career
• Career Stoke Average: 77.92
• Helped U-M to seventh NCAA Regional team appearance in 2009
• Helped U-M to two team titles during career
• 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 three tournaments, all as individual
• Career Stoke Average: 82.50
• 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 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 nine tournaments, with eight starts
• Career Stoke Average: 79.00
• 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)
• 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 - 228 (78-75-75) at the 2009 Lady Pirate Intercollegiate... 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
• 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
Sun-Tue., Feb. 7-9 -- at Lady Puerto Rico Classic (Rio Grande, Puerto Rico)
Mon-Tue., Feb. 22-23 -- at Central District Classic (Parrish, Fla.)

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423