April 12, 2004|
Women’s Golf Looks Toward McKendree Inv.
The SIU Edwardsville women’s golf team will finally get a chance to play close to home. The Cougars will enter the McKendree Spring Invitational Friday, their last regular season tournament before the NCAA East Regional.
“This will be a tournament in which the girls will try to have fun and relax,” Coach Larry Bennett said.
SIUE seems to be in good shape to qualify for the NCAA Regional, although it will not know for sure until the field is announced in two weeks.
“I think our regional standing is solid,” Bennett said. “The team isn’t yet where it wants to be, but they are getting stronger.”
Kallie Harrison (Decatur) leads the team with a 79.2 scoring average. Katie Farrell (Princeton) is not far behind with an 81.6 scoring average.
Kacy Gruenkemeyer (Salem), Brittany Hood (Coulterville) and Brittany Auld (Nashville) round out the top five for the Cougars.
“I’m confident that any of our top five can step up and shoot low,” Bennett said. “They are certainly capable of doing so.”