- Sophomore Grace Zimmerman fired a career-best round of 73 to lead Cleveland State
- Cleveland State shaved off 15 strokes from its team score on day one of the tournament
- The Vikings team score of 303 represents the Vikings best round of the season
- Ashley Knight finished 12th overall after shooting 74-80-74
YORKTOWN, Ind. -- Sophomore Grace Zimmerman shot a career-best round of 73 leading Cleveland State on the final day of the Cardinal Classic at The Players Club.
Zimmerman, who topped her previous career-best round of 75, started on the back nine. She birdied her third hole of the day, the par-5, 15th hole, to move to one-under par and then reeled off 11 consecutive pars before posting a bogey on the ninth hole to slide back to even par. Zimmerman parred the 10th hole, bogeyed the 11th hole and finished with a par on the 12th hole to close out her round.
Led by Zimmerman, Cleveland State shaved 15 strokes off of its team score from the opening day as the Vikings posted back-to-back rounds of 318-318 on day one of the tournament. The Vikings team score of 303 marked their best round of the fall season and led to a ninth-place finish in the team standings. Host Ball State won the team title with a 54-hole score of 899.
Ashley Knight was the Vikings highest finisher for the tournament as she shot 74-80-74 to place in a tie for 12th overall with a score of 228. Marion DeBove of IUPUI was the tournament medalist as she posted rounds of 71-68-71 to finish first by two strokes.
Zimmerman finished second for the Vikings as her 73 gave her a total of 232 for the tournament and she tied for 24th place in the standings.
Madison Butler bounced back to shoot a three-over par 75 over her final 18 holes of play to finish tied for 36th overall with a score of 237.
Cleveland State will return to action on Sept. 23-24 at the Phoenix Invitational hosted by Elon.
1. Ball State 305-294-300 – 899; 2. IUPUI 294-308-299 – 901; 3. Taylor 314-303-298 - 915; 4. Bradley 305-307-304 - 916; 5. Eastern Michigan 306-306-305 – 917; 6. Dayton 310-306-302 – 918; 7. Western Michigan 315-299-317 – 931; 8. Bowling Green 317-316-305 – 938; 9. Cleveland State 318-318-303 – 939; 10. Western Illinois 313-315-318 - 946; 11. Prairie View A&M 354-353-362 - 1069
CLEVELAND STATE INDIVIDUALS
12t. Ashley Knight 74-80-74 – 228
24t. Grace Zimmerman 80-79-73 – 232
36t. Madison Butler 83-79-75 – 237
56t. Meg Rossouw 88-80-81 – 249
59t. Averi Hanna 81-88-82 - 251