The women’s golf team has wrapped up the first half of their 2013-2014 season October 22. With top ten finishes in all of their tournaments so far head coach Polk Brown was pleased with the team’s progress. “We’ve made some really good strides, team play and individual play,” said Brown. “I kind of wish we had some more tournaments to play in, I feel like it’s starting to come together.”
Brown felt the team’s best tournament was the CSU Wendy’s Invitational. The stats would back him in this statement. This was the only tournament that Tech had two girls finish in the top ten and the overall score was under 300. The Golden Eagles would finish with a score of 293, which is tied for 7th best team round in the Ohio Valley Conference.
“Breaking 300 at our level is a good notch to have,” said Brown.
Strong play from sophomore Maddi Everts and freshman Whitney Robertson has led the golden so far. Everts consistency has been what the young team has needed. The most recent tournament was her best outing this season as she finished sixth out of 84 players helping the Golden Eagles to a ninth place finish. Robertson has had two top ten finished in the last three tournaments. Both are in the top 15 in the OVC for average round score.
Though the team is doing well putting has been troubling for them.
“We’ve got to improve our putting,” said Brown. “That’s the most important part of the game and I think that’s the part that’s held us back.”
This portion of the season tournaments have come to a conclusion but the women’s golf team will be back in action when it warms up. Their first tournament of 2014 is scheduled for early March in South Carolina.
“I’m looking forward to seeing how things go when March rolls around,” said Brown.