Huskers Take Seventh at Chip-N Club Invitational

By NU Athletic Communications
Lincoln, Neb. -- The Nebraska women?s golf team took seventh place at the 2001 Chip-N Club Invitational Monday at Yankee Hill Country Club. Led by senior Amanda Sutcliffe?s three-round total of 221, which tied her for third place, the Huskers put together a final tally of 922. NU opened with a round of 310 to start the day, but bounced back with a 301 in the final round.

Kent State ran away with the team and individual titles as the Golden Flashes won by 35 strokes with an 872, while Martina Gillen claimed medalist honors for the tournament with a 6-under-par 210.

Sutcliffe, a native of Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia, coupled a second-round 1-under 71 with a 3-over 75 in the final round to make her push up the leaderboard.

?She had a tremendous tournament,? Head Coach Robin Krapfl said. ?She was solid all three rounds and really stepped up for us.?

Senior Catha Fogelberg started the day in a tie for fifth, but slipped down to a tie for 33rd after rounds of 83 and 76.

The freshman duo of Sara Sackett (Cambridge, Neb.) and Merynn Ito (Aeia, Hawaii) struggled in the second round, but rebounded with scores of 72 and 78 in the final round, respectively. Sackett finished in a tie for 37th, while Ito finished in a tie for 41st.

Another pair of freshman for the Huskers made successful debuts playing as individuals. Beth Anne Cherry (Lincoln, Neb.) and Stephaine Ruiz (Edmond, Okla.) matched each other?s rounds with scores of 78 in the second round and 2-over 74 in the final round. Ruiz finished in a tie for 30th and Cherry ended her day in a tie for 37th.

?I think its great how well the freshmen performed,? Krapfl said. ?Anything that adds to competition among your team is a positive. I?m excited about the future of Husker golf.?

Rounding out NU?s scoring and finishes was junior Amanda Krane?s three-round score of 242, which put her in a tie for 52nd, and sophomore Stephanie Schaefer?s individual score of 252, good enough for a tie for 67th.
The Huskers return to the links this weekend as they travel to Minneapolis, Minn., for the Minnesota Invitational on Saturday and Sunday.

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