Fri, Mar. 19, 2010 - [Women's Golf]
The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Women’s Golf team traveled to Rome, GA and competed in the Berry College Invitational Tournament this past week opening up their spring season. The Patriots finished the two day tournament second out of 15 teams with a final team score of 646. Shorter College took first place shooting 318 and 316 for a two-day total of 634.
UC Head Golf Coach Chris Kraftick said, “It was a good start to the spring even though we didn’t play to the level we are capable of.”
The Patriots finished the first day of the tournament only two strokes behind Shorter shooting a team total of 320. However, they were unable to overtake the Shorter College Lady Hawks shooting 326 on the second day. “We have put ourselves in position to win tournaments and now we have to learn how to finish them,” said Kraftick.
Leading the scoring for the Patriots was McKinzie Price (Somerset, KY) who finished in a tie for 5th shooting 75 and 82 for a total of 157. Price also earned All Tournament Honors. Laura Beth Harris (Glasgow, KY) followed Price shooting 79 both rounds for a total of 158 finishing in 10th place. Emma Cutmore (Essex, England) finished with 82 and 80 totaling 162 placing 13th. Hannah Moore (London, KY) finished in a tie for 21st shooting 84 and 85 for a total of 169. Rounding out the Patriots scoring was Katie Akins (London, KY) with 94 and 91 for a total of 185 finishing tied for 50th.
“As a team we have got to do more of the little things that it takes to win,” said Kraftick. “We have played in 6 tournaments this year and 3 of them have been runner up finishes. We just have to put it all together.”
The Patriots will be back on the course for the Tennessee Wesleyan Tournament on March 29th and 30th. For complete results on the Berry College Invitational Tournament visit www.ucumberlands.edu/athletics.
Article Provided by Katie Akins, University of the Cumberlands Sports Information Student Assistant