March 21, 2007
AVON, Ind. - Cleveland State stood pat in seventh place at the Butler Spring Invitational. Ball State pulled away to win the nine-team event by 13 strokes at the par 72, 5,445-yard Prestwick Country Club.
The Cardinals finished at 637, well ahead of runner-up IPFW, who checked in at 650. Oakland was third at 654, while the Vikings turned in a 680 for the 36-hole tournament.
Freshman Katie Broere led CSU with her second consecutive 80 to finish in a career-best tie for fifth place at 160. Ball State's Kirsty O'Connor and Sarah Windlan tied for low honors at 156, while Xavier's Lindsay Steiner was in third at 158.
"Katie has been working really hard and is starting to get comfortable with her game and the results are now showing on the course," CSU head coach Brian Varsey said. "I thought everyone played better today and we're looking forward to a good showing this weekend."
The Vikings continue their spring schedule this weekend at the William & Mary Invitational on Saturday and Sunday (March 24-25) at Fords Colony Country Club in Williamsburg, Va.
1. Ball State 637
2. IPFW 650
3. Oakland 654
4. Loyola 662
5. IUPUI 664
6. Butler 667
7. Cleveland State 680
8. Marian 726
9. Robert Morris 730
1. Kirsty O'Connor, Ball State 156
1. Sarah Windlan, Ball State 156
3. Lindsay Steiner, Xavier 158