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Akron Moves to Sixth, Nicholson Climbs 12 Spots at IU Invitational

Akron Moves to Sixth, Nicholson Climbs 12 Spots at IU Invitational

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Bloomington, Ind. – The Akron Zips women's golf team climbed one spot on the team leaderboard to finish sixth overall after firing a 300 (+12) final round score at the Indiana University Invitational on Sunday.

The Zips posted the fourth-best team score of the day en route to a 932 (+68) tournament total at the par-72 IU Golf Course that stretches 5,884 yards. Indiana held on to win the team title with a low-round 295 (+7). IU's Alix Kong earned individual medalist honors with a 2-under par 214 tournament total.

Sophomore Danielle Nicholson (Geneva, Ohio) led Akron's scoring after carding a 2-under par 70 final round score to move 12 spots on the leaderboard. Nicholson finished 16th overall with a 228 (+12) on rounds of 76 (+4), 82 (+10), and 70 (-1).

Sophomore Makayla Dull (Fremont, Ohio) finished second in team scoring and tied for 17th overall with a 219 (+13) 54-hole total. Dull recorded scores of 77 (+5), 73 (+1), and 79 (+7).

After posting a 1-over par 73 final round, junior Pader Her (Holt, Mich.) climbed eight spots on the leaderboard to finish 23rd overall with a 233 (+17) total. Freshman Allyson Wentworth (Stewartsville, N.J.) and junior Mallory Etcheberry (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) rounded out the team scoring, finishing 40th and 50th, respectively, with scores of 242 (+26) and 253 (+37).

In addition, senior Alejandra Velasco-Villanueva (Guadalajara, Mexico), who competed as an individual,  finished 27th overall after rounds of 81 (+9), 77 (+5), and 78 (+6) for a  236 (+20) score. 

Akron will be back in action on Saturday, April 15th as they host a tri-match with Youngstown State and Cleveland State at the Zips' home course, Portage Country Club.

Team Scores
1 Indiana (+20) 292-297-295 - 884
2 Toledo  (+35) 305-298-296 - 899
3 Western Michigan (+37) 300-298-303 - 901
4 Eastern Michigan (+53) 319-300-298 - 917
5 Illinois State (+66) 314-310-306 - 930
6 Akron (+68) 313-319-300 - 932
7 Xavier (+72) 312-313-311 - 936
8 Ball State (+81) 314-319-312 - 945
9 IUPUI (+100) 324-322-318 – 964
10 Indiana (B) (+121) 327-324-334 – 985 

Individual Leaders
1 Alix Kong, Indiana, 70-73-71 – 214 (-2)
2 Anna Wilcoxson, Western Michigan, 72-70-74 – 216 (E)
3 Pinyada Kuvanun, Toledo, 76-74-70 – 220 (+4)
4 Erin Harper, Indiana, 74-72-75 – 221 (+5)
T5 Pimchanok Kawil, Toledo, 74-75-75 – 224 (+8)
T5 Saranlak Tumfong, Toledo, 77-74-73 -224 (+8)
T5 Jasmine Chee, Western Michigan, 75-75-74 – 224 (+8) 

6 Akron 313-319-300 - 932
16 Danielle Nicholson (1) 76-82-70 – 228 (+12)
T17 Makayla Dull (2) 77-73-79 – 229 (+13)
23 Pader Her (3) 77-83-73 – 233 (+17)
T40 Allyson Wentworth (4) 83-81-78 – 242 (+26)
50 Mallory Etcheberry (5) 84-84-85 – 253 (+37)
T27 Alejandra Velasco-Villanueva (Ind., Akron) 81-77-78 – 236 (+20)