Women’s golf getting some extra swings in before 2013 conference championship
Published: Friday, October 19, 2012
Updated: Friday, October 19, 2012 00:10
The women’s golf team continued their fall competition at the Payne Stewart Memorial on Rivercut Golf Course hosted by Missouri State. The team competed for two days, Monday and Tuesday, and in three rounds, two Monday and one on the final day.
“It was a tough first day.” head golf coach Greg Towne said, “We got a couple of our top players in bad situations early and they could not recover.”
The Sycamores finished eighth in a 15 team field with a total of 935 shots. Five out of the six Sycamores moved their positions throughout the two day of competition. Arkansas-Little rock led and won the team title throughout the entire competition with 895 while host Missouri State finished second. Third was taken by Oral Roberts, Wichita state placed fourth and Oklahoma City claimed the fifth position. ISU was able to beat out Drake, Valparaiso, Drury, Nebraska-Omaha, Creighton, South Dakota and Rockhurst.
“Our result in Springfield wasn’t what I expected but the girls got a lot of good valuable training leading up to the conference tournament,” Towne said.
Sophomore Amanda Smith led the Sycamore’s effort tying 25th out of 93 individuals on a 54-hole course. Smith scored a 79-77 in the first two round Monday, then in the final round received a 78, totaling 234.
Seniors Christina Beyerl and Emily Dixon finished close to each other, as Beyerl concluded 39th and Dixon in 46th. Beyerl had a slow start Monday with 87 but lowered her second round to a 76. Tuesday, she finished with a low 77 totaling 240, dropping her 49th to her ending position.
Dixon also moved her position from 54th. She finished the first two rounds 79-85, then posted a 79 in the final bring her score to 243. Junior McCall Christopher began her second day in 36th with a score of 79-80, but fell back in third round with an 85 to finish with a 244, tying for 49th.
Sophomore Gina Della Camera finished 61st after Monday’s first two rounds with 83-83 and lowered the score Tuesday with an 81 raising her 54th totaling 247. Fellow sophomore Andrea Frankiewicz rounded out the Sycamores by also increasing her position from 71st to 60th. Monday, Frankiewicz finished 86-84 and earned an 84 Tuesday.
“Each round of golf we play we try to learn something new to apply it to next spring for the Missouri Valley Conference championship,” Towne said.
Earning top honors was Arkansas-Little Rock’s Emelie Westrup with a low round Tuesday with two-under par 70. Taking second was Missouri’s Emma Clegg and third was fellow teammate Lindsey Eisenreich, totaling 219 and 223.
The Sycamores will have two weeks away from competition until their final tournament of the fall season. They will head Evansville, Ind. for the Charles Braun Invitation playing on the Quail Crossing Golf Club on Oct. 29-30.