Women’s golf eager to begin Spring season

The Tech’s women’s golf team is predicted to finish fourth in the OVC this spring season. Golf coach Polk Brown explained that all the OVC coaches vote on where they think the teams are going to finish, and they are not allowed to vote for themselves. Tech’s predicted ranking follows Eastern Kentucky, Morehead State and Murray State.

Each year, Tech’s teams are predicted to finish the season with a high and higher rank. Brown said, “I feel like we have a chance to make a run at conference. Being predicted at fourth, we have the opportunity to prove to them that we are better than they think we are. We have to take it a step at a time before we get to April.”

Freshman golf team member Hollee Sadler said, “I definitely think we should win the OVC, and I would like to compete in all seasons and tournaments.” Sadler played in every tournament last semester.

Being a freshman, Sadler’s learned from past experiences.

“I failed over and over last semester,” said Sadler, “but this one will go by much smoother because I know what I need to do and what needs done of me.”

Junior Haley Davidson said, “I think that our team is very driven and cares for one another, which allows us to push each other to be the best that we can be as a team.”

The women’s team has had a better opportunity to prepare for this spring season versus last year because of the decent weather. Brown noted that the weather last year didn’t allow them to get outside practice at all.

Sadler and Davidson both commented that the inconvenient weather has forced the team to work on their short game and maintenance practice indoors that they will take with them for good use on the course.

The Tech women’s golf team will start off the spring season Sunday, Feb. 28, when they travel to the Edwin Watts – Kiawah Island Classic. The tournament is hosted by the College of Charleston with 40 teams expected to participate.