Women’s golf make par once again

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Kylie McCombe

Head Coach Andrea Wieland, Freshman Kallie Lux, Sophomore Haley Myers, Sophomore Lily Sheppard, Sophomore Madison LaPaz, Freshman Ellie Johnson, and Junior Ashton Sinak pose for a group photo after the Wartburg (IA) Fall Invitational game at the Prairie Links Golf Course Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.

Nay Salter, Sports Editor

With sports back on and teams ready to get back into action, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Women’s golf team competed in their first invitational (Wartburg Fall Invite). The team already made a name for themselves on day one ending with a score of 305 and also continued their streak on day two ending with a score of 318 resulting in a total score of 623. 

The UWW’s Women’s golf team has been looking forward to being able to compete with one another again as a family and play the sport that they love. They have only had one other tournament before this invitational and are still getting into the flow of things, but they are already playing as hard as they can. With their heads in the game the team ended up with a total of 100 pars and 16 birdies.

“I think we had a really good day one with a score of 305 and I think that’s a really good score for any team,” said Head Coach of the Women’s Golf Team, Andrea Wieland. “So I was really impressed and how they played and I think they really showed us their potential with that score and today’s round we shot 318 which is also a very respectable score so yeah we are very pleased with how we played this weekend.” 

Day one was a great day for the Warhawks. They managed to cop a total score of 305 and are now in the logarithm of eight teams separated by a small six strokes. To kick off the tournament Madi LaPaz started off the team with a score of 74 which happens to be her career best and she tied for 12th place. To continue their streak, Ashton Sinak and Ellie Johnson tied for 24th place with scores of 76. Kallie Lux also managed to get herself into a tie for 41st place with a score of 79 and Lily Sheppard is tied for 44th with a score of 80. Hayley Myers took one for the team and played as an individual and tied for 37th place with an overall score of 78 and ended the day with an overall score of 305. 

“So in college it’s a really good feeling just in general to play well especially because of the distant change when you go from high school to college so just this weekend I tried to keep a steady head and I knew coming in from hole 15 I knew I was going to play really well and I just kept staying steady and i focused shot by shot. I wasn’t really focused on the outcome, I was focused on shot by shot,” said Junior on the Women’s Golf Team Madi LaPaz. 

Day two the team knew how their competition would play and used that to their advantage. They stayed 9th of 16 and to kick off the tournament Lily Sheppard upped her ranking from 44th to 30th with a score of 76 and Ashton Sinak ended day two in 34th place with a score of 80. Madi LaPaz ended day two in 34th place with a score of 82 and Ellie Johnson, 46th place, and Kallie Lux, 47th place ended this exciting day with scores of 83 and 81. And to end day two of this exciting invitational tournament, Haley Meyers ended with a score of 85 in 57th place. On day two the team ended with an overall score of 318. 

“I feel it went well for all of us. Like the first day we all played really consistent and had good rounds and then the second day I think we played well but some of us just didn’t play as consistently as we would have wanted,” said Sophomore on the Women’s Golf Team Haley Myers. 

The team ended the invitational with big smiles on their faces ready for their next tournament which will be Sept. 17 – Sept. 18 at the Illinois Wesleyan Fall Classic. 

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