Ha fires 69 to help Kent State increase lead to 12 strokes at MAC Women's Golf Championships

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Kent State doubled its lead to 12 strokes after shooting 11-over 299 in the second round of the Mid-American Conference Women's Golf Championships on Saturday at The Hawthorns Golf & Country Club in Fishers, Ind.

Golden Flashes junior Jennifer Ha, the defending MAC tourney medalist, shot a tournament-low 3-under 69 Saturday with the help of eight birdies to move up to fourth in the standings. She is three shots behind leader Karyn Lee Ping of Eastern Michigan. The round of 69 matches the lowest single round in MAC Championship history.

"She played really well," KSU coach Greg Robertson said. "After talking with a couple of the others, I think they are close to playing well. There's just a couple of things we need to iron out, then just go play golf (today)."

Natalie Goodson shot 2-over 74, while Wad Phaewchimplee shot 5-over 75 after firing an even-par round one. Both sit in a tie for fifth place heading into today's final round.

Josée Doyon shot a 79 and is tied for 11th individually, while Erin Hawe is 22nd.

The Flashes have a two-round total of 19-over 595. Toledo is currently in second place, while Northern Illinois sits seven strokes behind the Rockets in third.

Kent State will look to secure its 16th consecutive MAC championship when it tees off this morning at 9:40 a.m.

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