Women’s golf finishes ninth

The Murray State women’s golf team struggled  in the three-day Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational in Starkville, Miss.

The Racers started out the first round in 11th place, but improved in the final round with a ninth place finish overall.

The Racers finished ahead of South Alabama with carded scores of 309-301-306 and an overall score of 916.

Junior Abbi Stamper led the Racers in 20th place individually, with two birdies in the final round.  Sophomore Sydney Trimble had an eagle in the final 18 holes of the invitational.

“One of the exciting moments was that junior Abbi Stamper had a really good final round with two birdies,” said Head Coach Milkman. “Another exciting moment was when Sydney Trimble got an eagle on her final 18 holes.”

Mississippi State won the invitational, finishing with a score of 858. University of South Florida took second with a score of 882 and following in third place was University of Houston with a score of 885. This three-day event marked the end of the fall season for the Racers.

“At the end of tonight’s tournament I told them that a winner is made in the off season,” Milkman said.

The women return to play in 2015 at the Bobby Nichols Invitational in Sevierville, Tenn., March 16-17.

Story by Heath RingstaffStaff Writer