’Hawks take sixth

Evan Carlin

Sept. 30, 2015

After the two-day golf meet in Delavan, Wisconsin, the women’s golf team sealed a sixth place spot in the 19-eam Whitewater Fall Classic.  The Warhawks totaled 683 strokes on the weekend, just 13 shy of fifth place.

Warhawks junior, Stephanie Stair, led the team with a two day total of 164 (80,84).  She tied for ninth place out of 97 players.

Head coach Brett Weber and Kayla Asleson were very impressed with Stairs’ performance.

“She had a great weekend and I’m extremely proud that she was able to stay consistent and play well this last weekend,” Asleson said. “She is definitely one of our strongest players that we can rely on to always post a good score.”

“I was impressed with Stephanie’s rounds of play,” Weber said. “For the most part our top five played well enough to shoot average or better than average, we made mistakes on par 5’s and par 3’s, but our chips and putts are improving.  We are constantly learning how to better our shots.”

Junior Kayla Asleson improved her score by ten strokes from day one to day two of the competition, shooting a 172 (91,81).  She finished tied for 27th place.

“I haven’t been in the 90s very often, but I was definitely happy with my comeback on Saturday. Although I didn’t feel like I was making great contact with the ball on Saturday, I was still able to keep it together and pull through with a good score,” Asleson said.

Freshman Rebekah Donner managed to finish just one shot behind Asleson, capping the weekend with a total of 173 strokes (86, 87).

The Warhawks wished to have scored better in competition, but still were able to see the bright side of things.

“Our thinking has improved a lot,” Weber said. “Our course management and game time decision making continues to grow.  We have improved since our last competition; playing par five holes well.  Although our back nine play suffered in the Classic, scores have gone down in the last few holes since previous competition.”

Asleson and her teammates look to up their performance the next time they take the course.

“I’m going to stay focused throughout practice this week and work on my contact with the ball. Drives and iron shots is what I’m going to focus on most this week.  I hope to stay consistent and post some scores in the low 80s,” said Asleson.

The ‘Hawks will retake the course Oct. 3-4 at the UW Stevens Point Invite at Stevens Point Country Club.

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