Junior Lydia Cranmer wins Medalist honors to lead Women's Golf to ONU Fall Invitational team title

Junior Lydia Cranmer wins Medalist honors to lead Women's Golf to ONU Fall Invitational team title

By Tim Glon

HARROD — Junior Lydia Cranmer (Farmington Hills, Mich./Ladywood) won Medalist honors for the seventh time in her career to lead the Ohio Northern women's golf team to the team title at the ONU Fall Invitational on Saturday at Colonial Golfers Club.

The 36-hole tournament was shortened to 18 holes after play was suspended midway through Sunday's second round due to heavy rains.

Cranmer won the tournament for the third consecutive season and finished with a 2-over par 74, tying her career-best 18-hole round.

Freshmen Annika Neumann (Valley City/Avon) and Jessica Tubbs (Holland/Springfield) completed a 1-2-3 finish in the 26-woman field for ONU. Neumann was second with a 77 and Tubbs was third with an 84.

The Polar Bears (2-0 overall) won the team title with a 324, which is the lowest team score in nine years and the second-lowest in school history.

Playing as an individual, ONU freshman Torrie Smith (Russiaville, Ind./Western) also posted a top-5 finish, winding up fifth with an 88.

Ohio Northern will return to action next Saturday-Sunday at the Ohio Wesleyan Invitational.

Team Standings

Ohio Northern 324, 2. Lourdes 363, Heidelberg 369.

Top 5 Individuals

1. Lydia Cranmer (ONU) 74, 2. Annika Neumann (ONU) 77, 3. Jessica Tubbs (ONU) 4. 84, Autumn Simpson (HU) 87, t5. Torrie Smith (ONU) 88, t5. McKenzie Fannin (LU) 88, t5. Skyler Henry (LU) 88.

Ohio Northern Individual Results

1. Lydia Cranmer (ONU) 74, 2. Annika Neumann (ONU) 77, 3. Jessica Tubbs (ONU) 84, 8. Taylor Daniel (ONU) 89, 9. Meghan Utterdyke (ONU) 90.

Other Ohio Northern Individual Results

t5. Torrie Smith 88, t11. Karolyne Staugler 92, t14. Allison Logue 94, 16. Olivia Galigher 95, 17. Emily McLaughlin 98, t18. Angela Miller 99, t20. Haley Watkins 100, t20. Madlyin Allen 100,  24. Alexis Miller 102, 25. Katie Hertz 106.