Women's golf takes third

By Cooper Sutton

Sports Editor

The women’s golf team had a solid showing this weekend at the Zippy Invitational, hosted by Akron at the Rosemont Country Club in Fairlawn, Ohio. The Bison played through tough conditions to come in third place out of 12 teams.

The hometown Zips came in first, followed by Grand Valley State. The race for first place was tight; Akron finished only four strokes ahead of Grand Valley State. The Orange and Blue finished 15 strokes behind that with an overall score of 969 for the tournament.

The low score of the weekend belonged to Kasha Scott ’14, who scored a 79-79-83 over three rounds. This strong showing put her in 12th place in the tournament for individual scores.

“I think I had the lowest score this weekend because I tried to maintain a positive attitude, and I just kept grinding after a bad hole and kept fighting to post a good score,” Scott said.

Scott’s good score was not a tribute to any dazzling play on the golf course, but rather her ability to stay fairly consistent throughout the tournament.

Going into Tuesday the Bison trailed second place by only four stokes.Without a single player in the 70s on Tuesday, the team fell further behind Akron and Grand Valley State. Brittany Rendell ’12 scored Tuesday’s top score with an 81.

Tough conditions caused high scores across the board this weekend.

“The conditions were tough. We played 36 holes the first day, which can always be hard since it is such a long day and it was really windy on that day,” Rendell said. “It was a tough course, if you didn’t hit the ball well, especially in the fairway, you would find yourself in a lot of trouble with water, out of bounds and trees guarding every fairway.”

“I know that the team could have played a lot better, and we are going work really hard to play to our full potential in our last two tournaments for this season,” Scott said.

The Bison look to improve on their solid performance this weekend at the Rutgers Invitational.

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