March 22, 2004|
Women’s Golf Aims High at NKU Tournament
Every round and every tournament is important. That’s the way Southern Illinois University Edwardsville women’s golf coach Mark Marcuzzo sees it.
“When the season started, I didn’t know what to expect,” said Marcuzzo.
His team’s 327 score in the final round of the NIU Springlake Invitational gave Marcuzzo a good idea of how good the Cougars can be. SIUE is ranked fourth in the East Region. The top six teams in the region will advance to the NCAA East Regional Tournament.
Marcuzzo said about 12 schools are scheduled to participate at the Northern Kentucky Invitational and said he expects many of the region’s top teams to compete, forcing this event to be key to the regional rankings.
“Our players know it and have been working real hard,” Marcuzzo said.
The Cougars are led by sophomore Kallie Harrison (Decatur), who holds a 77.1 scoring average.