MacKenzie Moore leads Falcons to fourth place


ROSPECT, Ky. – The Bowling Green State University women’s golf team placed fourth out of 13 teams at Cleveland State’s Nevel Meade Intercollegiate at the par-72, 5,953-yard course at the Nevel Meade Golf Club.

The originally scheduled 54-hole event was cut to 36 holes due to frost in the area. Instead of 36 holes on Monday and 18 on Tuesday, the event played 18 holes each day. BGSU (618) finished one shot behind third-place Dayton (617).

MacKenzie Moore (75-74-149) led the Falcons at 5-over par and tied for fifth in the tournament. Olivia Steen (74-80-154) finished tied for 10th at plus-10. Savannah Wyrick (76-81-157) placed tied for 19th at plus-13, while Kayla Davis (78-80-158) finished tied for 22nd at plus-14.

Emily Pantig-Nystrom (79-84-163) rounds out the BGSU lineup tied for 43rd at plus-19. Participating as an individual, Alyson Kovach (81-84-165) finished tied for 52nd at plus-21.

Bowling Green was second in the tournament on Par 4s at +41, BGSU was one of three teams to notch at an eagle, Moore shared tournament lead on par-3 shooting (even), Moore and Steen were tied for third in the tournament on par-5 shooting (-3), and Moore was second in the tournament with 26 pars, just one off the leader

“The team battled some tough cold and windy conditions today,” BGSU coach Erin Fahey said. “They fought hard and never gave up throughout the round. We fell a little bit short of our goal but separated ourselves from the rest of the field.

“Shoutout to MacKenzie Moore for a great tournament, with a top five finish. She played really solid golf and showed poise throughout the event.

“We have a quick turnaround to our next event and are looking forward to using our best finish of the spring to propel us forward into our last few events.”

Central Michigan won the event at 26-over par, followed by Evansville (+33), Dayton (+41), and Bowling Green (+42).

Finishing behind the Falcons were Oakland (+56), Purdue Fort Wayne (+57), Cleveland State (+62), Bellarmine (+62), Indiana State (+66), Northern Kentucky (+76), Detroit Mercy (+77), Southern Indiana (+84), and Eastern Illinois (+86).

The Falcons return to action March 27-28 at Stetson’s Babs Steffens Invitational in DeBarry, Fla.

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