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Gassman Leads Women's Golf To 7th-Place Finish at Creighton Classic

OMAHA, Neb. -- The Creighton women’s golf team finished in a seventh-place tie as the Creighton Golf Classic wrapped up on Tuesday. The Bluejays hosted 13 other schools, including Nebraska-Omaha, Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois and Drake at the par 72, 6,080-yard Oak Hills Country Club.

The Jays finished with a 685 and dropped two slots from their first-round position to tie with Drake in the final standings. Northern Iowa took the top spot with a 635, Southern Illinois finished second, one shot behind the Panthers and South Dakota State finished third with a 659.

Amy Anderson of North Dakota State finished first with a 149. Anderson is no stranger to the top of the Classic leaderboard as this is her third straight individual title at the event. Blair Bonner of Northern Iowa finished second with a 154 and Cassie Rushing of Southern Illinois and Brittany Atterbury of Northern Iowa finished with tie for third with a 155.

Celeste Gassman was the top golfer in the Creighton clubhouse with her fifth top-10 finish of the season. The junior finished eighth in the 82-player field, posting a 160. Junior Jill Stuckenschneider ended day two the way she ended day one, in a tie for 26th. She finished with a 170.

After the upperclassmen finished the freshmen took over. Rachel Thompson finished tied for 49th with a 178. Katie Morel shot a 181 and finished tied for 56th. Mary Cathryn Rau finished just one shot behind Morel and tied for 62nd.
Sophomore Emily Allison, competing in the Classic as an individual, also finished tied for 56th shooting a 181.

Also noteworthy on Tuesday was the tee shot of Western Illinois' sophomore Kristi Tschudin, who used a five-iron to ace the par-3, 165-yard 12th hole.

The next stop for the Jays is Terre Haute, Ind. The ladies compete in the State Farm MVC Women’s Golf Championship, April 22-24.

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