Women's golf defeats Penn State for first time in history

By Thomas Walter

Contributing Writer

The women’s golf team was looking to build on its early season success as it traveled to Las Vegas and Virginia this spring break. In their first tournament, the Jackrabbit Invite, the Bison finished ninth. Traveling to Virginia to play in the C&F Bank Intercollegiate, they took fourth place, their best finish at the tournament ever, including defeating Penn State for the first time in program history.

“We still have a lot to work on with our mental games and finishing strong,” Katie Jurenovich ’11 said. “But we have a real shot at our Big South Championship. If we continue to stay positive and give it all we got, I think some teams will be quite surprised in a few weeks.”

In the three-day Jackrabbit Invite, the Bison fired scores of 312-305-312. Jurenovich led the Bison individually, shooting scores of 77-75-78, which was good enough for a tie for 21st. Bridget Wilcox ’14 and Minjoo Lee ’11 also had three rounds in the 70s.

Although those are good results, Lee believes the team still can improve.

“The course in Nevada was really nice and it was in good conditions so we should have definitely played better. We’re having a bit of trouble with finishing strong,” she said.

The Bison’s performance at the C&F Bank Intercollegiate was their best of the year so far. The Bison shot 631 over 36 holes.  The Bison were again paced by Jurenovich who tied for 11th, with scores of 77–79. Lee and Kasha Scott ’14 finished in a tie for 16th place.

The Bison hope to continue building their confidence and momentum as they head into the Big South Championship in South Carolina April 11-13.


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