Freshman Lydia Cranmer leads Women's Golf to victory in season-opening ONU Fall Classic

Freshman Lydia Cranmer leads Women's Golf to victory in season-opening ONU Fall Classic

By Tim Glon

HARROD — Freshman Lydia Cranmer (Farmington Hills, Mich./Ladywood) teed off her collegiate career in style, winning Medalist honors and leading the Ohio Northern women's golf team to a victory in the season-opening ONU Fall Classic Saturday and Sunday at Colonial Golfers Club.

The Polar Bears (2-0) comfortably won the tri-match by 65 strokes with a 335-356—391 on the par-72, 5909-yard course.

Ohio Wesleyan was second with a 379-377—756 and Heidelberg was third with a 373-385—758.

Cranmer fired an 82-84—166 to win the individual title by five strokes over junior teammate Suzanne Short (Findlay), who carded a 79-92—171.

Junior Caitlin Silva (Hilliard/Bradley) completed a 1-2-3 ONU finish with an 86-86—172 and sophomore Taylor Daniel (Columbia City, Ind.) was fifth with an 88-94—182.

The Polar Bears will return to action Friday-Saturday at the Ohio Wesleyan Fall Invitational.

Team Standings

Ohio Northern 335-356—691, 2. Ohio Wesleyan 379-377—756, 3. Heidelberg 373-385—758.

Top 5 Individuals

1. Lydia Cranmer (ONU) 82-84—166, 2. Suzanne Short (ONU) 79-92—171, 3. Caitlin Silva (ONU) 86-86—172, 4. Alexis Reichardt (OWU) 85-88—173, 5. Taylor Daniel (ONU) 88-94—182. 

Ohio Northern Individual Results

Lydia Cranmer 82-84—166, 2. Suzanne Short 79-92—171, 3. Caitlin Silva 86-86—172, 5. Taylor Daniel 88-94—182, 13. Alexis Miller 99-99—198.

Other Ohio Northern Individual Results

10. Stacie Shalenberger 100-90—190, 14. Hayley Watkins 96-103—199, 16. Madison Dramis 109-100—209, t17. Allison Logue 103-107—210.