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Golf teams fight for lower scores

Rachel Levy, Staff Writer

With the semester coming to a close, many sports will soon be ending their seasons.  Men’s and women’s golf will end their seasons by end of this month, just in time for Apple Blossom. They have been practicing and competing hard all year, as one of the few collegiate sports that are span through both the fall and spring seasons.

The women’s team is now up to three golfers this year, and have been doing well this spring. Sophomore Sara Eadie talked about how they are all scoring lower this semester than they were in the fall season, and how, at their last tournament at the Max and Susan Stith Invitational, they broke their single day strokes record by thirteen. They have traveled a lot this season, making trips to South Carolina and even Florida to compete in the Embry-Riddle Invitational. Eadie says the girls “are a good fit for each other as teammates,” and they work together well, pushing each other on the course.

The men had a strong fall season with some high finishes, and although they have only competed at two events so far this spring season, they have a heavy rest of April with many tournaments to round out their season before Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) championships. Their first tournament for the spring season was in Dataw Island, S.C., where they placed nine out of twelve for the weekend. They were eighty-two over par, led by senior Evan Cocke. ODAC competitor Guilford College took first at the tournament.

At next tournament, the Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate, the men did better. It was a three day tournament, and they placed fourth overall. Cocke was one under par and got the Scarlett Championship.

The men and women have been practicing hard since fall, with and hopes to bring their scores down in preparation for the quickly-approaching ODAC championships.

 

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