WMU News

Golf team wins first tournament title

Oct. 25, 2000

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- The Western Michigan University women's golf team finished first at the UMKC Kenneth Smith Classic in St. Louis. The Broncos shot a 318 in the second round, good for a two-day total of 635. Creighton University finished one stroke back at 636, while host Missouri- Kansas City finished third at 644.

The victory is the first for the Broncos in the three-year history of the golf program. The 635 total is a 36-hole scoring record for WMU, breaking the record set in the Bowling Green Falcon Invitational on Sept. 23-24, 2000.

Leading the way for the Broncos was sophomore Katie Yoder, who earned medalist honors after shooting a 75 today for a two-day total of 151. Yoder finished four strokes clear of the rest of the field. She is the first Bronco medalist in program history, and tied the 36-hole individual total set by Erika Bieniek last year.

Freshman Enid Gage finished eighth at 160 after carding an 81 today, while Bieniek shot 80-81 to finish in a tie for ninth. Sophomore Brooke Hulsbrink ended up at 163 (82-81), while classmate Nicole Chamberlin totalled 168 (83-85). Competing as an individual, sophomore Megan Dunigan shot 80-82 to tie for 11th.


1. WMU Broncos           317-318--635
2. Creighton             320-316--636
3. Missouri-Kansas City  319-325--644
4. IUPU-Indianapolis     337-333--670
5. Truman State          338-343--681
6. Briar Cliff           338-344--682
7. Rockhurst             374-375--749


Katie Yoder              76-75--151 (1st)
Enid Gage                79-81--160 (8th)
Erica Bieniek            80-81--161 (t-9th)
Megan Dunigan*           80-82--162 (t-11th)
Brooke Hulsbrink         82-81--163 (t-13th)
Nicole Chamberlin        83-85--168 (t-19th)

*competed as an individual (does not count toward team score)

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Media contact: Travis McCurdy; 616 387-3221; travis.mccurdy@wmich.edu

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