March 24, 2007
Contact: Alan Ashby
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Cleveland State sophomore Mallory Wyderka fired a team season-best 75 and is tied for fourth place at the midway point of the William & Mary Invitational. Western Michigan leads the 19-team field after posting a 311 at the par 72, 6,030-yard Marsh Hawk course at Ford's Colony.
The Broncos lead Columbia by just a shot while Xavier is in third place at 314. Meanwhile, the Vikings stand 16th after posting a 339.
Western Michigan's Laura Bavaird carded an even-par 72 and holds a two-stroke advantage over Charlotte Williams (Methodist) and Sara Ovadia (Columbia). Wyderka capped off her round with an eagle to finish in a three-way tie for fourth another shot back.
"Mallory played extremely well today and put together a very steady round," CSU head coach Brian Varsey said. "I think we have a good chance to move up a number of places tomorrow if everyone plays like their capable of."
The 36-hole event concludes on Sunday morning.
1. Western Michigan 310
2. Columbia 311
3. Xavier 314
4. Winthrop 315
5. Boston College 317
16. Cleveland State 339
1. Laura Bavaird, Western Michigan 72
2. Charlotte Williams, Methodist 74
2. Sara Ovadia, Columbia 74
4. Mallory Wyderka, Cleveland State 75
4. Kara Manis, Xavier 75
4. Kristin Simpson, Virginia 75