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WMU Golf Holds Banquet; Hands Out Awards

Courtesy: Nathan Palcowski, Staff Writer
Release: 05/17/2012
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Western Michigan golf team held its annual banquet where head coach Cindy Trout handed out awards highlighting the Broncos over the past season. 

Sophomore Heather Marks and freshman Laura Moutrey earned their first varsity letter in 2011-12.  Marks posted her lowest opening round score of 77 at the Pinehurst #6 Challenge this year, along with setting a career low with a 54-hole score of 237 at the Rio Verde Invitational.  Along with earning her first varsity letter, Moutrey was awarded with Most Improved Golfer and was team's lowest scorer at the MAC tournament.  Her score counted towards the teams score seven of the last 10 rounds she played.

Junior Kaylee Imel registered a scoring average of 77.52, which was the lowest average on the team. Imel finished sixth at the Rio Verde Invitational, which is the best finish in the event for a Bronco since Laura Bavaird finished fifth in 2008. Imel also posted a career low round score of 69, which is the third lowest in team history. She also set a career low 54-hole score of 224 at the Rio Verde Invitational, which is 13th best in program history. 

The A.C.E award, which is handed out for attitude, commitment and excellence on and off the course, was given to senior Leah Grawburg. Grawburg had the third lowest scoring average at 79.86. She was also the team nominee of the MAC Sportswoman of the Year.  Grawburg matched a career low round score of 71 for the third time in her career at the Rio Verde Invitational. 

WMU will be losing seniors Maria Demarco, Leah Grawburg, Briana May and Katrina Templar. The team will bring back three of the five lowest scoring averages from this past season.