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Lin Finishes 21st; Braves 16th At Rio Verde
Release: Monday 03/11/2012 

RIO VERDE, Ariz. -- Freshman Christie Lin (Calgary, Alberta/Sir John G Diefenbaker) was the only Bradley women's golfer to shoot in the 70's on the final day at the Rio Verde Invitational Sunday, carding her eighth consecutive sub-80 round to tie for 21st in the field.  The Braves finished 16th, three shots behind Ohio.

Lin's final round 75 was the best of the tournament by a Bradley individual and helped her move into a tie for 21st at 230.  She was one shot out of a tie for 18th and two back of a tie for 14th in the individual standings. 

Senior Kelly Amundrud (Calgary, Alberta/Strathcona Tweedsmuir) and freshman Thea Hedemann (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan/Walter Murray) were 13 shots behind Lin in a tie for 63rd (243).  Amundrud shot an 80 Sunday, while Hedemann carded an 83 on the final day.

Senior Erin Gorman (Rockford, Ill./Boylan) used a third-round 83 to move into 79th (256) and edged sophomore Cassandra Marschall (Marshfield, Wis./Marshfield/Wisconsin-Green Bay), who finished 80th at 257 after a final round 84, by one shot. 

Bradley slipped to 16th in the team standings, carding a 321 Sunday and finished with a 54-hole total of 970.  Ohio shot a 317 on the final day to move into 15th in the team standings at 967 and Yale finished 14 shots better than the Braves in 14th at 956. 

Kansas shot the lowest round of the tournament (291) to close out play and claimed the team title with a three-round score of 900.  Missouri State was three shots back in second (903) and Akron rounded out the top three at 906.

Bradley will play in the Desert Dual in Litchfield Park, Ariz., Thursday at the Wigwam Resort's Heritage Course.


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