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Herd Women’s Golf Wins the Roseanne Schwartz Invitational

Junior Ylva Forslund had her career-best finish at tied for second overall.
Sept. 5, 2017

Round 1 Results
Round 2 Results

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Marshall women’s golf team began the 2017-18 season with a win at the Roseanne Schwartz Invitational Tuesday afternoon. Junior Ylva Forslund and sophomore Shelby Brauckmuller finished tied for second.
It was Forslund’s career-best finish, besting her previous personal high of tied for sixth at the NKU Classic in 2016.
The two-day event was hosted by Youngstown State and featured Akron, Cleveland State, Indiana State, Dayton, Niagara University, Evansville, St. Francis and Wheeling Jesuit.
Marshall finished round one on Monday with a 3-stroke lead over Cleveland State for first place. All six golfers for the Herd were ranked in the top 16 out of 62 total players.
Tuesday, the Herd as a team saw a 12-stroke improvement from Monday to extend its lead. Redshirt junior Sarfina Seretharan and freshman Stormy Randazzo both shot 6-strokes better in round two. Every player for the Herd finished the tournament ranked in the top 20.
Individually, Madison Butler of Cleveland State edged out the field as the overall winner. Butler finished two strokes ahead of Brauckmuller, Forslund, Jacinta Pikunas of Akron and Thilda Staubo of Indiana State. Marshall senior Leigha Holt competed as an individual and was the highest finisher among those not competing with their respective teams. Holt ended the event eighth overall.
Head Coach Brooke Burkhammer:
“I am extremely proud of this team. First tournament of the year and we get our first win of the season. We fought back yesterday afternoon on the back nine to set ourselves up for today. I kept telling the team to be patient and stay positive since I knew some of them were nervous. All in all, a great team win and I am excited to see what else we can do this season!”
1 – Marshall University 310+298=608
T2 – Shelby Brauckmuller 75+76=151
T2 – Ylva Forslund 76+75=151
T6 – Stormy Randazzo 79+73=152
8 – Leigha Holt 79+74=153
T9 – Sarfina Seretharan 80+74=154
T20 – Kerri Parks 80+80=160
Marshall will not hit the links again in the fall until Oct. 2-3 at the Starmount Forest Fall Classic in Greensboro, N.C.
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