Driving for success

The fall 2015 golf season is coming to an end, but that isn’t stopping the members of the men and women teams from continuing to practice their swing. In fact, they are just warming up. The women’s golf team finished the fall season strong by setting a new record for Olivet.

Senior Kelsey Fisk said the team practiced hard and it paid off.

This season is just the beginning for the women, since the spring season is when conference and nationals take place. Senior Bridget Wolff commented on breaking school records. “I learned how to shoot the score I wanted,” she said. Their goal for spring season is to win conference and quality for nationals.

“My expectations are for good weather,” Fisk added with a laugh.

With these strong goals set in mind, the women’s golf team is sure to bring on a successful spring season.

The men’s golf team also had a successful fall season, capturing the Mike Lalaeff Invitational Title at a tournament hosted by Purdue University-Calumet in September.

Junior Cole Evenson was happy with how the season started. “We played very well in the first few tournaments of the season along with capturing one win,” he said.

The team also finished second at the ONU Fall Invite and placed third at the University of St. Francis Fall Invite. As the season went on, the men showed improvement and pushed each other to surpass even that.

Evenson said that to prepare for the spring season, “The team needs to spend more time practicing, especially the short game, putting and chipping, instead of playing as much as we did.”

 

Men and women’s golf tournaments resume spring semester.

–Danielle Snuckel, contributing writer

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