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At the end of its first tournament at the Duramed Rio Verde Invitational, the Ball State University women's golf team's score of 922 was good enough for sixth place out of the 18 teams competing in the Nevada tourney.

Michigan State University won the tournament with a team score of 881. The University of Minnesota took second place with an 895, while Mid-American Conference rival Eastern Michigan University placed third, scoring at 904.

Individually for Ball State, junior Brittany Kelly dropped down a spot to finish in sixth place, scoring a 222 (72-73-77).

Senior Kristy O'Conner came up from 28th place to tie for 15th with a 229 (77-77-75). Junior Rachael Pruett tied for 33rd place with a 234, while Kristtini Cain tied for 48th place and scored a 237. Sophomore Katie Windlan rounded out the Cardinals golfers with a 251.

The tournament featured eight teams ranked in the Golfstat.com Top 100, including Minnesota (56), Michigan (75), Kansas (77) and Eastern Michigan (85).

Even though Ball State finished in sixth place overall, the Cardinals fared better than five other MAC teams. Western Michigan University finished in ninth, the University of Toledo placed 13th, Ohio University placed in 16th, the University of Akron finished in 17th while Bowling Green State University placed last.

Ball State's next stop is the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Spring Invitational in Boulder City, Nev., today through Wednesday.

For continuing coverage of the team's second tournament of the season, check back with bsudailynews.com.