Women’s golf swings into spring

The Tennessee Tech women’s golf team kicks off its spring season this weekend at the Birmingham Southern Invitational, the 36 hole event will be held at Timberline Golf Course.Tech will join 10 other teams to play 18 holes Sunday and a final round on Monday.

Tech’s five player lineup for the tournament will include seniors Diana Carson and Megan Bradford, juniors Lindsay Spradlen and Carley Rhyne, and freshman Amanda Randolph.

“Playing and practicing are very different,” said senior Diana Carson. “You can practice every day and still go out and not break 80 because it’s so crucial to play different shots around the course.

“Even though we haven’t gotten to play this semester, hopefully we can take what we’ve been practicing and use it to come in with low scores. “

The weather has not hindered the team from practicing.

“The weather has been rough this semester, so it’s left us practicing inside quite a bit. We haven’t gotten any rounds in, but we make sure to practice at least six days a week. Whether it’s hitting on the range or in nets, Coach keeps us swinging,” Carson said.

This being Carson and other seniors’ last season to play they hope to make it the best yet. “This is our big season,” said Carson. “We have the OVC tournament coming up in April, so that’s obviously our biggest goal is to win.

“Our coaches make sure first and foremost that we are having a good time but with a competitive seriousness behind it. We have big hopes for a lot of victories this season,” said Carson.