- Letters to Editor
BY: BRANDON JOHNSON
Eastern’s women’s golf team finished fourth, after weather conditions halted play on Tuesday at the Time Warner Racer Classic hosted by Murray State University.
“It was miserable out there,” said Eastern’s women’s coach Mike Whitson.
“I think the temperature dropped 15 degrees in an hour and a half, and I think the wind chill was 28 degrees so we decided enough was enough.”
The event was scheduled to last two days, but Tuesday’s weather made that nearly impossible.
Still, on Monday, Eastern battled and kept the team close to the leaders, with the team sitting in fourth place, leading into Tuesday. A mere three combined strokes separated three squads chasing the match leader, Murray State.
Senior April Emerson and sophomore Nicki Henry finished in the top-10 for the Lady Colonels. Henry played as an individual and finished T-5th with an EKU best 79 (+7), while Emerson completed the lone round T-7th with an 80 (+7).
Eastern’s Anna Gleixner and Kristen Dorsey finished T-11th, shooting an 81 (+8) for the round. Becky Sharpe shot an 83 (+11), tied for 20th, while Rachel Welker finished T-34th with a round of 88 (+16).
Host, Murray State (312), claimed the team title, defeating second place Lipscomb by nine strokes (321). OVC foe Austin Peay finished (324), besting Eastern (325) by one stroke.
Whitson said there are still a few things his club needs to improve on, but feels they are playing well.
Weather has limited practice time for the Lady Colonels and Whitson said he hopes it improves after the break.
The team will travel to Cooksville, Tennessee to play in the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate on March 18th, and will be hosted by Tennessee Tech University.