10.20.09 | Women's Golf
Baker takes first place at Missouri Valley Invitational
The Baker University women’s golf team concluded its final fall tournament yesterday with competition in the two-day 36-hole Missouri Valley College Fall Invitational. Four full women’s teams competed as well as individual medalists from two additional NAIA schools.
The weather was warm and windy for the first round on Monday. In fact, the windy conditions probably accounted for scores being a bit higher than they should have been. A quick but strong thunderstorm moved through the area on Tuesday morning and softened the greens before the second round teed off and golfers experienced several brief rain showers and more windy conditions during the Tuesday second round.
Ottawa Invitational Coach's Corner
We were very disappointed with our season opening tournament effort at the Southwestern College tournament last month. Individual and team scores were much higher than we anticipated. The individual and team effort at last week’s Ottawa tournament was much more in line with our expectations and the potential of our individual golfers and the team as a whole.
“I was very pleased with the way that individuals and the team dealt with miserably wet, cold, and windy conditions. I expected second round scores to be higher, but they were not substantially so--a testament to the ability of our players to grind through tough conditions. The Ottawa tournament was the first fall tournament for Dani Weimholt. I was pleased with senior Amelia Harshfield who put the needs of her team ahead of her own interests, and I really liked the solid play of junior Krista Yaktine and sophomore Stacy Yowell. Freshman Bristol Brandt showed growth and improvement in this tournament,” said Coach Karen Exon.
We look forward to the fall season closing tournament, the Missouri Valley Fall Invitational,to be played next week at Indian Foot Hills Golf Course in Marshall, Mo. We expect to have the entire team intact at that tournament for the first time all fall.
10.12.09 | Women's Golf
Ottawa Invitational concludes with tough conditions
The BU women competed in the Ottawa University Fall Invitational Tournament last Wednesday and Thursday at Eagle Bend Golf Course in Lawrence. Conditions were tough both days, but especially the second day when a cold front and rain made the golf course and playing conditions pretty miserable. This tournament is the second of three fall tournaments for the women’s team.
The fall season concludes next week with the two-day 36-hole Missouri Valley College Tournament at Indian Foot Hills Golf Course in Marshall, Mo.