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.
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.
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