Women’s Golf: Bobcats aspire to improve short game

By Olivia Arbogast

The Post, Ohio U. via UWIRE

After a promising start at the Cardinal Classic, the Bobcats fell out of the top spot to tie for sixth place.

The women finished the second round with a score of 32-over 320, bringing their final score to a 41-over 617. They tied with Bowling Green, who scored 23-over 311 during the first round and 18-over 306 during the second round.

“Everyone has to remember that their score counts,” said head coach Kelly Ovington. “We needed four scores, and I had a good one from Megan (Weaver). We needed three more in the 70s to do better … it just shows what a team sport golf is.”

Megan Weaver (2-over 146) tied for fourth, with Kathryn Rogner of Youngstown and April Emerson of Eastern Kentucky.

“Megan had a great round today,” Ovington said. “(She) said she didn’t necessarily play a good round, but she scored good.”

Meryl Weaver also managed a hole-in-one on the seventh hole. The hole was a par-3, 131 yards.

“I think it was her first one,” Ovington said. “It was great for her tournament play.”

Other scores on the team include Meryl Weaver (11-over 155), Sarah Tranelli (13-over 157), Kara Brinkmann (15-over 159) and Jordan Fesh (18-over 162).

Ovington said that, while the team will continue to work on its short game, the things the women need to work on vary.

“We will continue to work on our short game because that is the most important thing … if you can get up and down on the green, then you are solid,” she said. “I am walking away on a positive note. … Today was a little bit of a struggle, but I think that they worked really hard today.”

Western Michigan finished first with Southern Illinois and Ball State rounding out the top three. Ashland University and Eastern Kentucky tied for fourth place.

The women travel to Penn State Saturday to participate in the 2010 Nittany Lion Invatational.

“We leave on Thursday for Penn State, so we will have one practice before then,” Ovington said. “Everyone has different issues to work on. That is the unique thing about the game. … Everyone has a different problem, and that’s what makes it a challenge.”

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