Silva sets new career low as Women's Golf finishes fifth at OAC Fall Preview

Silva sets new career low as Women's Golf finishes fifth at OAC Fall Preview

By Tim Glon

WEST LAFAYETTE — Junior Caitlin Silva (Hilliard/Bradley) fired a career-low 165 to lead the Ohio Northern women's golf team to a fifth place finish at the OAC Fall Preview Saturday-Sunday at River Greens Golf Course.

Silva surpassed her pervious career-low 36-hole score by five strokes with an 87-78—165 on the par-72 course and tied for second of 57 golfers.

Freshman Lydia Cranmer (Farmington Hills, Mich./Ladywood) tied for 11th with an 85-90—175, junior Suzanne Short (Findlay) tied for 20th with a 91-89—179 and sophomore Taylor Daniel (Columbia City, Ind.) was 37th with a 97-95—192 for Ohio Northern.

The Polar Bears (17-7 overall) finished with a 360-352—712 to finish fifth, but was just 12 shots of the lead in the tightly-contested team standings.

Mount Union won with a 700, Otterbein was second with a 701, Capital was third with a 702 and Heidelberg was fourth with a 703.

Marietta's Jackie Cunningham won Medalist honors with an 84-79—163.

The Polar Bears will wrap up their Fall season Saturday and Sunday at the Defiance Fall Invitational.

Team Standings

1. Mount Union 341-359—700, 2. Otterbein 353-348—701, 3. Capital 356-346—702, 4. Heidelberg 355-348—703, 5. Ohio Northern 360-352—712, 6. John Carroll 369-348—717, 7. Marietta 369-354—723, 8. Baldwin Wallace 396-395—791.

Top 5 Individuals

t1. Jackie Cunningham (Mar) 84-79—163, t2. Caitlin Silva (ONU) 87-78—165, t2. Allison Pastor (MtU) 80-85—165, 4. Emma Saltsman (Berg) 84-83—167, 5. Joselyn Brown 85-85—170.

Ohio Northern Individual Results

t2. Caitlin Silva 87-78—165, t11. Lydia Cranmer 85-90—175, t20. Suzanne Short 91-89—180, 37. Taylor Daniel 97-95—192, 47. Stacie Shalenberger 101-99—200.

Other Ohio Northern Individual Results

t48. Madison Dramis 95-108—203, t48. Hayley Watkins 104-99—203.