’Hawks finish 3rd of 7 teams

By Kali Schmieding

Oct. 14, 2015

After a three day tournament, the UW-Whitewater women’s golf team finished up their season with a third place finish out of seven teams in the WIAC Championship.

The ’Hawks finished with 1,049 strokes. UW-Oshkosh won the WIAC championship finishing with 992 strokes.

“Our team score could have definitely been better,” junior Kayla Asleson said. “We’ve all had our time to shine this season so we all knew we had the talent in us. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to put four good scores together each day.”

Junior Stephanie Stair and freshman Rebekah Donner led the ’Hawks. They both finished with a three-day total of 258 which was a tie for eighth place.

“I was very proud that both of them were able to stay consistent,” Asleson said. “We definitely relied on their scores this weekend.”

Freshman Kaitlin Bowe took 14th place with a three-day score of 268.

Junior Hannah Taylor finished the tournament with a total of 273 which was good for 20th place. Only two shots behind Taylor was Asleson. Asleson finished in 22nd placed with a three-day total of 275.

“My goal is always to do better each day, but unfortunately this weekend was not my weekend,” Asleson said. “I put in a lot of time and hard work at practice this season, but I guess it just wasn’t my year. Regardless of myself, I know our team has so much potential and I can’t wait to see how much we all improve in the spring season.”

Sophomore Jessica Gruber shot a three-day total of 269. She took 15th place. Freshman Breanna Bertschinger placed 27th with a total of 283.

Sophomore Hayley Jefferson shot a 299, taking 22rd place. Senior Taylor Genter finished with a three-day total of 323 taking 40th place.

This tournament ended the ’Hawks fall season. They will continue play in the spring.

“[Our] Short game can always be improved, but staying focused and determined at practice and practicing our weaknesses is what’s going to make us a better and stronger team,” Asleson said. “I have so much faith and see so much potential in these girls and I cannot wait to see what the future seasons bring.”

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