September 20, 2004|
Women’s Golf Gets A Solid Performance
SIUE women’s golf coach Larry Bennett was pleased with his team’s performance at the Illinois Wesleyan Fall Classic as the Cougars finished fourth of 24 schools with a score of 626.
“It was a good weekend overall,” said Bennett. “There were some tough teams there. “It gives us some confidence heading into the next two weeks.”
The Cougars got a great performances from Kallie Harrison (Decatur) and Brittany Hood (Coulterville). Harrison shot a 82 the on Saturday but followed that up with a 73 on Sunday to finish 13th. “She came back in great fashion,” said Bennett. “She made it into the top 18 which is on the all-tournament team.”
Hood finished with a two-day total of 154 for 12th place in the tournament. She had a career best 74 on Saturday. “She is striking the ball really well,” said Bennett. “That is going to bode well for the next couple of weeks.
Freshman Rachel Roberg (Rice Lake, Wis.) shot a 79 and 77 for a tournament total of 156 that tied her for 15th place. “She is going to be a good player,” said Bennett. “I am glad to see her get down in the 70s. “I was really pleased with her play. It gives her and the team more confidence.”
SIUE will be back in action this next Sunday and Monday at the Southern Indiana Screaming Eagle Fall Classic at Helfrich Hills Golf Club in Evansville, Ind.