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The women’s golf team’s two freshmen had solid debuts, which overshadowed its season-opening v loss.
Becky Sharpe, Williamsburg, finished first in a field of 16 with a 1-under 71 and Rachel Welker, Terre Haute, Ind., finished third with a 2-over 74.
Overall, the Colonels finished second with a total score of 309. Host Morehead State won the competition with a score of 300.
Coach Mike Whitson said he was very pleased with how both players performed in their first college game.
However, he isn’t dwelling on the second-place finish.
“Overall, we played very well, and we’ve had a good couple of days of practice this week,” Coach Whitson said. “We are concentrating on preparing for Illinois State and the Redbird Invitational.”