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    Lederhausen Leads Wildcats To Fourth-Place Finish at Mary Fossum Invitational

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Sophomore Alexandra Lederhausen tied a career-best, finishing 13th at the Mary Fossum Invitational.
    Sophomore Alexandra Lederhausen tied a career-best, finishing 13th at the Mary Fossum Invitational.

    Sept. 13, 2009

    2009 Mary Fossum Invitational Final Standings

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Led by sophomore Alexandra Lederhausen's (Hinsdale, Ill./Central) 2-over 74, Northwestern maintained its fourth-place standing all throughout the final round of the 2009 Mary Fossum Invitational. The Wildcats shoot a 21-over 309 over the final 18 holes, finishing the weekend with a 36-over 900.

    Lederhausen, who entered the day third on the Northwestern scorecard, was the most consistent golfer of the weekend for the 'Cats, shooting a 2-over 74 on all three rounds and posting a 13th-place finish at 6-over 222. It is the fourth top-20 finish of Lederhausen's career, matching her career-best 13th place finish at last spring's Lady Buckeye.

    She edged out freshman teammate Lauren Weaver (Scottsdale, Ariz./Cactus Shadows), who was impressive for NU in her first collegiate tournament. Weaver finished in a tie for 16th-place, shooting a 9-over 225 (73-73-79) for her first top-20 finish.

    Junior Rebecca Lederhausen (Hinsdale, Ill./Central) finished four strokes back of Weaver, finishing with a 13-over 229 (76-74-79) to place 26th. Sophomore Kylie Fuller (Temecula, Calif./Chapparal) was one stroke back of Lederhausen at 14-over 230 (79-74-77) with junior Innapha Tantanavivat (Bangkok, Thailand/David Leadbetter Academy) two back at 15-over 231 (74-73-84).

    Northwestern, which began the day in fourth place, defeated James Madison by seven strokes, giving the Wildcats their third-consecutive fourth-place tournament title, dating back to last season. NU also finished fourth at the 2009 Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational and the 2009 Big Ten Championships.



    Host Michigan State, who began the day in second place, shot a 5-over 293 to leapfrog ninth-ranked Purdue for the team title. The Spartans finished at 11-over 875, three strokes better than the second-place Boilermakers (14-over 878). Big Ten opponent Indiana placed third at 28-over 892.

    A pair of Big Ten teams made runs over the final 18 holes, with Michigan, Minnesota, Kentucky, Eastern Michigan and Notre Dame rounding out the top-10.

    Northwestern looks to continue its strong start to the 2009-10 season this coming weekend, traveling to Albuquerque, N.M. for the Dick McGuire Invitational. The opening 36 holes will be played on Saturday, Sept. 19 with the final 18 coming Sunday, Sept. 20.