Schnipke has much success as a Falcon

Kevin Shields and Kevin Shields

The Bowling Green women’s golf team had a big production this year from junior Jenny Schnipke. Her round of 76 was the best on the team in their last tournament at William ‘ Mary as she finished in 10th place.

She has already had three top five finishes on the year and won an individual title at the Eastern Kentucky Fall Invitational in October.

She had a good fall season to begin the year for the Falcons and coach Kurt Thomas praised her play.

“She has played well for us and had a good fall season to begin the year,” Thomas said. “She had good holes and holds the current school record for lowest single round score in school history with her round at Eastern Kentucky.”

Schnipke is from Kalida, Ohio where she played for Kalida High School for four years. While at Kalida, she earned second team all-county honors in 1998 and in 1999 she lead her high school team to their first unbeaten season in school history with a fourth place finish at the state tournament.

In her first year at BG, she participated in all of the team’s 10 tournaments on the year. Her best finish was third on the year, as she placed third at both the Grand Valley Spring Invitational and Bronco Invitational.

She then finished the year with a sixth place finish at the Mid-American Conference Championships.

Her second year she had a runner-up finish at the Ball State Invitational and a ninth place finish at the Illini Spring Classic. She once again placed sixth at the MAC Championships and was the Falcons’ top finisher.

“She is a very dedicated golfer and works hard on her own and in practice to improve on her game,” Thomas said.

Schnipke and her team will compete this upcoming weekend in Columbus at the OSU Invitational.