The Ferris State University women's golf team completed action at the Michigan State Mary Fossum Invitational this weekend (Sept. 25-26) as the Bulldogs placed 11th with a three-round 996 team score on the par 72, 6,236-yard Forest Akers West Golf Course in East Lansing, Mich.
Notre Dame was crowned tournament champions by posting an 890-stroke total (+26) to finish five strokes ahead of runner-up Kent State (895, +31). Host Michigan State (896, +32) captured third-place honors while Iowa State (904, +40) took fourth and Long Beach State (935, +71) earnead fifth place in the 11-team tournament field which featured all NCAA Division I programs with Ferris State being the exception.
Freshman Jacqueline DeBoer (Grand Rapids/South Christian) and junior Bryce Hetchler (Clinton Township/Fraser) claimed top team honors for the Bulldogs with 245 scores apiece to tie for 54th place. DeBoer (84-83-78=245) and Hetchler (84-79-82=245) each registered 29 stroke over par totals.
Freshman Emily Rohdy (Farwell) carded a 256-stroke total (90-76-90=256, +40) which proved worthy of a two-way 58th-place tie. Sophomore Ashley Swanson (Flushing/Flint Powers Catholic Central) made her season debut by firing a 257 score (85-85-87=257, +41) to finish among three individuals for 60th place.
Junior Erin Fuchik (Tulsa, Okla./Bishop Kelley) rounded out the Bulldogs' scoring as she compiled a 63rd-place showing following a 258-stroke total (89-85-84=258, +42).
Ferris State continues its fall tournament action at the Grand Valley State Laker Classic this upcoming weekend (Oct. 3-4) at The Meadows Golf Course on the GVSU campus in Allendale, Mich.