March 25, 2007
Contact: Alan Ashby
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Western Michigan held off a hard-charging Methodist to win the William & Mary Invitational by two strokes. Meanwhile, Cleveland State finished 18th at the par 72, 6,030-yard Marsh Hawk course at Fords Colony.
The Broncos finished first at 617, while Methodist shot a tournament-low 293 on Sunday to nearly rally from 16 shots down. Winthrop was third at 624, while the Vikings turned in a 694.
Western Michigan's Laura Bavaird shot a 74 to finish at 146, outdistancing Methodist's Charlotte Williams and Winthrop's Sara Hester by two strokes. Mallory Wyderka was CSU's top finisher, posting a 162 to finish in a tie for 34th.
"We just couldn't get anything going today," CSU head coach Brian Varsey said. "We just need to keep working hard and focus on getting better every week."
The Vikings return to action on April 1-2 at the Georgetown Hoya Invitational at Raspberry Falls GC in Leesburg, Va.
1. Western Michigan 617
2. Methodist 619
3. Winthrop 624
18. Cleveland State 694
1. Laura Bavaird, Western Michigan 146
2. Charlotte Williams, Methodist 150
2. Sara Hester, Winthrop 150