Beacon Journal staff

Kent State trails Ball State by 3 strokes (298-301) at the Mid-American Conference Women’s Golf Championship at Hawthorns Golf and Country Club in Fishers, Ind., heading into second-round action this morning.


An even-par 72 by senior Shamira Marshall (Nordonia) of Kent State was the top score of the day.


Sophomore Erin Hawe is tied for seventh with a 3-over 75; both senior Mercedes Germino and freshman Jennifer Ha are tied for 11th after  77.


The University of Akron is fifth at 28-over-par 316.


Kristen Hill of the Zips is tied for 11th at 77 and Amanda Butler is tied for 15th with a 79.


It is just the third time in the MAC Championship’s 14-year history the Golden Flashes did not have the tournament lead going into the second day.


 KSU is aiming to extend its streak of consecutive MAC Championships to 14, the longest active streak in the MAC in any sport.