April 16, 2001|
Golf Breaks Records at McKendree Inv.
Coach Larry Bennett and his women’s golf team take the week off before wrapping up its regular season next weekend at the John A. Logan Invitational.
The Cougars have had strong spring season.
“They are progressing,” said Bennett. “They are only freshmen so they keep improving weekly. We are way ahead of any schedule I would have had for them.”
SIUE has eight freshmen on this year’s squad along with one sophomore and one junior.
Over the past three tournaments, the Cougars have set a number of school and personal records.
Last weekend at the McKendree Invitational, sophomore Nonie Ehlke (Highland) set the 18-hole school record by shooting a 79 on day two.
“It was really encouraging to see her set the record after struggling the day before with a 91.”
The 36-hole record at SIUE has been tied twice in the past two weeks. Freshman Katie Farrell (Princeton) set the record in the fall with a 167 and then tied it two weeks ago at the Quincy Invitational with rounds of 85 and 82. Junior Spring Riley (Salem) tied the record this past weekend at McKendree with rounds of 84 and 83.
Farrell leads the team with an 86.1 average, followed by Ehlke with an 89.5 average, Kacy Gruenkemeyer (Salem) with an 89.6 and Riley at 90.0.