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2014-03-30 Miller sets new school record; Tigers finish 2nd in opening tourney
2014-03-30 Miller sets new school record; Tigers finish 2nd in opening tourney

Miller sets new school record; Tigers finish 2nd in opening tourney

Author: Wendy Reid
Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 at 8:41 AM

LOCKPORT, Ill. – Senior Ashley Miller (Springhill, Kan.) shot a school record opening round of 73 to kick off the spring 2014 season and help the Olivet Nazarene University women’s golf team begin their quest to return to the NAIA National Championships. The Tigers got things started with their first tournament of the season at the University of Saint Francis University Spring Invitational held March 28-29 at Prairie Bluff Golf Course.

Olivet came out the opening round with a four shot lead over Bethel College (Ind.). The Tigers got off to a fast start, shooting 324 to lead the field. Miller’s 73 was the low round of the tournament and took two strokes off of the school record which was set by sophomore Bridgett Wolff (East Peoria, Ill.) in the fall. Junior Lydia Bilyeu (Fulton, Ill.) shot an opening round 80, while Wolff was just four shots back at 84. Freshman Sydney Tyler (Bloomington, Ill.) opened with an 87 and rounding out the top five Tigers was sophomore Kelsey Fisk (Greenfield, Ind.) with a 92.

The Tigers had a rough second day, shooting a team 336. Olivet finished second overall at 660, behind Bethel at 649. Rounding out the top five were St. Francis at 678, Wheaton College (Ill.) at 705 and Cardinal Stritch University at 711.

Miller finished second overall in the 42 player field after a second round 85. A pillar of consistency, Bilyeu matched her opening round with another 80 to finish third overall.  Wolff finished tied for 12th overall after a second round 88, while Fisk’s 82 propelled her to a tie for 15th overall. Tyler finished tied for 20th with a second round 91.

Olivet returns to action on Monday, March 31 for the opening round of the Marian University (Ind.) Spring Classic at the Broadmoor Country Club at Indianapolis, Ind.

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