The Murray State women’s golf team took home second place overall in the fifth event of the season at the APSU Intercollegiate at Clarksville Country Club in Clarksville, Tenn., Monday and Tuesday.
Head Coach Velvet Milkman was disappointed the Racers did not take home first place, but overall was pleased with the effort the team gave. The added difficulty of inclement weather was similar to their experience at the Cincinnati Invitational last weekend.
“I was pleased with the effort, but with the tough weather conditions the other teams just played better,” Milkman said.
The Racers saw rain delays on both mornings of the tournament. Despite it being the second consecutive tournament riddled with rain delays, the Racers were still able to finish strong.
“We had rain delays in the mornings – the golf course was extremely wet and windy – those conditions always make golf difficult,” Milkman said.
The conditions did not stop freshman Moa Folke from finishing in the top five at the APSU Intercollegiate and obtaining the fourth place slot – her best collegiate finish. Folke carded scores of 73-74 with an overall score of 147 over the tournament’s two rounds.
The Racers’ overall score as a team was 301-302 to total 603, gaining the second place slot right behind the first place winner Belmont. The Bruins’ overall scores were 301-295 to equal 596, giving them the championship title.
Milkman explained that some of the things the women’s team will need to improve on for some of their upcoming matches will be their iron play and hitting more greens.
The main goal the Racers have set for their next tournament is to get better than they were the week before.
“The goal is just to go out and get better,” Milkman said.
The Racers’ next event will be the Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational Wednesday and Thursday, hosted by Mississippi State.
Story by Heath Ringstaff, Contributing writer