November 17, 2003|
Cougar Women’s Golf Signs Connaway
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville women’s golf coach Larry Bennett has announced that Natalie Connaway (McLeansboro) has signed a national letter of intent to attend SIUE and play golf for the Cougars.
Connaway played on the boy’s team at Hamilton Country High School since the school did not have a girl’s team. She posted a 41.6 scoring average while playing from increased yardages. “Natalie has been playing longer yardages, and these will reflect the yardages she’ll play in college,” Bennett said.
She was named the No. 1 girl’s golfer in the tri-state area by the Evansville (Ind.) Courier. She tied for second at the regional tournament with an 84 and placed third in the sectional behind the eventual state champion. Connaway tied for 58th at the 2003 IHSA state tournament.
“She is a hard worker,” Bennett said. “She has played with the boy’s program in high school so she’s used to more competitive competition.”