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The three day stretch

September 9, 2011

Women’s golf to take on Augustana, Knox, and  Monmouth over a three day period

The Monmouth College Women’s Golf team finished eighth of 15 teams at Thursday’s Augustana Fall Classic. That invitational is the first of three that will keep the Lady Scots on their toes over the course of the weekend.

The team began their three day streak on the road in Davenport, where they have already played once this season and are calling for a “revenge on the course,” McNamara said. The Fighting Scots played at Augustana two weekends ago.

Last weekend the team traveled to Jacksonville, Ill. to play in the Illinois College Fall Invitational. The Fighting Scots placed 10th out of fourteen teams, where all but four teams represented scholarship schools.

The team turned in scores of 366 on Saturday, and 372 on Sunday. Coach Molly McNamara said the goal going into last weekend’s tournament was to shoot in the low 370s.

“Ball striking looked really good,” McNamara said, “but putting is still a major factor.”

Friday’s tournament was be played on Monmouth’s home course, Gibson Woods, even though it is being hosted by Knox College, whose home course is currently under renovation.

McNamara said it is always good experience to play your practice course in a tournament situation, and that the freshmen should benefit most by the experience. It also gives them a look at a few other schools that are in the conference, such as Knox College.

“Knox has a good history,” McNamara said, “a goal is always to beat them, no matter what the sport is.”

Knox College is often considered to be the school that brought Women’s Golf to the conference, and has consistently produced competitive teams.

“I feel like we’re close to where we need to be,” she said. “Our scores are a little higher than where I’d like to be. These next three tournaments will give us a much better read.”

Saturday’s tournament is the Fighting Scots Invitational, hosted by Monmouth College at Gibson Woods. The invitational gives the Fighting Scots back to back looks at their home course under tournament conditions.  

Ryan Bronaugh
Contributing Writer

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