Women's Golf Finishes Sixth in Green Bay Invitational

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Release: September 13, 2011
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Freshman Renee Christensen and the Phoenix opened its season at home.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Senior Steph Fitfield finished in 11th place and the Green Bay women's golf team claimed sixth as the Green Bay Invitational concluded on Tuesday afternoon at Green Bay Country Club. The Phoenix had a two-day total of 659, including Tuesday's final round of 335.

Fitfield backed up her 80 on Monday with an 81 in the final round and finished in a three-way tie for 11th. Sophomore Grace Abitz (Appleton, Wis.) had her second consecutive 83 and finished tied for 25th along with freshman Renee Christensen (Greenleaf, Wis.), who struggled to a 90 on Tuesday after opening the tournament with an impressive four-over 76. For the tournament, Christensen led the field in par five scoring at 3-under par.

Christina De Boer (Onalaska, Wis.) and Eleanor Yorobe (Bloomington, Minn.) rounded out Green Bay's scoring on Tuesday with an 84 and an 87 respectively.

Butler won the team title by 13 strokes over fellow Horizon League opponent Loyola with a two-day total of 617 (310-307). Loyola's Ann Vrdolyak won individual medalist honors for the second consecutive season with rounds of 73 and 76.

Green Bay is in action again next Monday and Tuesday, traveling to Aberdeen, Ind., for the Valparaiso Classic.

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