Georgetown News
Mary Catherine Borders surveys her shot. Photo by Richard Davis
Mary Catherine Borders surveys her shot. Photo by Richard Davis
Women's Golf - Wed, Sep. 20, 2017

Georgetown College women's golf played its second fall match this past Monday and Tuesday. The Tigers were host to the Fall Mid-South Conference Championship. Along with all the MSC teams, Midway and Asbury played for a 10-team event.

"It was a huge tournament and a really good chance for my players to experience such a large event," said GC coach Marlene Schulte. "We saw progress and great work in that first tournament two weeks ago, the improved play from my three upper classmen has been great these first two tournaments. Baylee Salyers, Mary Catherine Borders and Kylie Speicher have done great improving their scores from a year ago by margins as large as 13 strokes. Our conference is so tough that we need to stay focused on improving from tournament to tournament and that has been assistant coach Katie White and I's focus. There are still areas we need to do better on as a team.

"Home tournaments are tough mentally for them, they worry about trying to make evening classes still. It was also another mind battle through the two delays on Tuesday. We still improved our day two team score which was a positive."

Georgetown finished eighth overall, but three of the four scoring players saw their scores drop from day one to day two. Tuesday was filled with bursts of intense showers – the second of which stopped action for more than an hour. Then not 30 minutes back on the course, lightning flashed and curtailed play once again.

"That's not an easy or a normal thing to deal with as a player," Schulte said. "Probably after the rain delay extended over the hour, had it not been the fall conference championship, most tournaments might have canceled at that point. Then to have a second delay so quickly after the restart was brutal. They twice had to stop their play, sit in the clubhouse with more than a 100 players – not to mention parents, fans and coaches – and try to remain ready to play when it all resumed. Regardless we need to be more mentally tough."

The Tigers head to Pikeville, Ky. for a weekend tournament hosted by University of Pikeville starting Sept. 30.

 
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