Fourth place finish for MU women’s golf

Marco Cicchino, Staff writer

Led by 2018 Third Team All-PSAC performer Abigail Vietmeier and after winning the first two tournaments this season, Ron Coleman’s women’s golf team ended in fourth at the Le Moyne Invitational.  “Overall, two wins is good. Two out of four is really good because you are not just playing against one team. You are playing against many, so to win a tournament is pretty big,” said Vietmeier.

At the end of the tournament, the Lakers totaled 663 (358-328), trailing West Chester (634), Franklin Pierce (642) and Gannon (656).  Day one saw the Lakers’ 335 team score 47 strokes over par, trailing West Chester (316), Franklin Pierce (324) and Gannon (329).  Vietmeier, Bridget Merten and Michaela Thomas all shot an 11-over 83 on Sept. 16 to tie for 15th in the individual standings and eighth among PSAC golfers, standing even with Micayla Moldenke of host Le Moyne and Zoe Yamamoto of Franklin Pierce.

Meanwhile, Gannon sat third after finishing second to Tiffin by eight strokes at Lake Shore.  Mercyhurst’s Claire Orr was one of four overall to shoot 86, while Brianna Kuty (93) and Victoria Ortiz (96) remained in the Top 50.  Vietmeier, coming off a tie for seventh at the Michael Corbett Fall Classic at Lake Shore Country Club on Sept. 9, finished in a tie for eighth.

She had already won a share of the Evann Parker Memorial on Sept. 7 with a combined 157, just 13 strokes over par.  This weekend, the Lakers look to hold their title as champions at the Allegheny Invitational in Meadville.  “The tournament we’re going into this weekend was our first tournament win last year, so that’s really big going in having won it before and trying to do that again,” said player Saige Avery.