Story by Sarah Combs, Staff writer
The women’s golf team finished the weekend in eighth place at the Ole Miss Rebel Invitational in Oxford, Mississippi.
The Racers faced a variety of weather conditions throughout the weekend on the par 72 and 6,323-yard course, but that didn’t phase sophomore from Tranas, Sweden, Moa Folke, who delivered her career low round of 68.
Folke carded scores of 71-68-75, totaling 214 and claiming second place under Troy’s junior from Santigo de Compostela, Spain, Fátima Fernandez Cano, who delivered 73-70-66, totaling 209 for the weekend.
“I didn’t play nearly as well as I did the first two days,” Folke said. “I’m really happy with my second place.”
Though weather conditions were less than desirable the second day, Folke said she played better because she didn’t focus on the wind and that’s what affects her performance, allowing her to shoot 68.
Conditions were better on the third day, Folke said she started thinking about the weather and that affected her negatively leaving her with 75.
“Her 68 in the wind that we had was exceptional,” Head Coach Velvet Milkman said regarding Moa’s performance. “It’s one of the best rounds of golf I’ve ever seen.”
Folke’s performance was encouraging and positive for the team, Milkman said-. The Racers placed eighth as a team with final scores of 303-300-308 that totaled 911.
Sophomore from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Anna Moore logged her career low 73 in the final round finishing 45th with scores of 83-76-73 totaling 232. Sophomore from Paducah, Kentucky, Sydney Trimble carded scores of 78-78-75 totaling 231 finishing 39th, followed by senior from Frankfort, Kentucky, Abbi Stamper who finished 61st with scores of 81-77-77–235. Junior from Bowling Green, Kentucky, Jacklyn Van Meter placed 66th with 73-81-82–236 and senior from Sandy, England, Sophie Hillier scored 83-77-81–241 in 80th place.
The Racers will host a home tournament Friday and Saturday at the Miller Memorial Golf Course.