Women's Golf Opens Play at the 2017 Indiana University Invitational on Saturday

Women's Golf Opens Play at the 2017 Indiana University Invitational on Saturday

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Akron, Ohio – After a 10-day layoff from competition, the Akron Zips women's golf team will be back on the course at the Indiana University Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, April 8-9, in Bloomington, Ind. 

The 54-hole even is scheduled to be played at the par-72 IU Golf Course that stretches 5,884 yards, beginning with 36 holes on Saturday.  The opening round is slated for a 9 a.m. shotgun start with continuous play through the second round. Sunday's final 18-hole round is also scheduled for a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Fan can follow the action via GolfStat Live Scoring

The nine-team field includes host Indiana, Illinois State, IUPUI, Xavier, and five Mid-American Conference programs in Akron, Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Toledo, and Western Michigan. 

Akron's starting five includes sophomore Danielle Nicholson (Geneva, Ohio), junior Pader Her (Holt, Mich.), sophomore Makayla Dull (Fremont, Ohio), junior Mallory Etcheberry (Wesley Chapel, Fla.), and freshman Allyson Wentworth (Stewartsville, N.J.)  In addition, senior Alejandra Velasco-Villanueva (Guadalajara, Mexico) will compete as an individual. 

Akron is coming off a 10th place finish at the Kingsmill Intercollegiate, posting a 927 (+63) 54-hole team total. Dull lead Akron's scoring efforts all three rounds. During the initial 36 holes, Dull recorded rounds of 2-over par 74 and followed with a 77 (+5) score. She finished the tournament 13th overall with a 226 (+10) on 32 pars, 13 bogeys, seven birdies, and two double bogeys. 

Her was second in scoring for the Zips, finishing 41st overall after carding a 77 (+5) final round. She opened the event with a 78 (+6) and carded a 77 (+5) for a 232 (+16) three-round score. 

Nicholson ended third in team scoring with a 49th-best 234 (+18) 54-hole total on rounds of 80 (+8), 75 (+3), and 79 (+7), while Wentworth and Etcheberry placed 71st and 84th with 239 (+23) and 232 (+26) performances.