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Golf teams in action for first time since beginning of September

Golf teams in action for first time since beginning of September

September 25
16:28 2013

Akshay Mirchandani / Staff Writer

Both Mean Green golf teams were in action over the past four days. The men competed in the Windon Memorial Invitational from Sept. 22 to 23 in Evanston, Ill., tying for tenth place. The women took part in the Marilyn Smith/Sunflower Invitational in Manhattan, Kansas, and fell to ninth after a fourth place finish earlier in the year’s first tournament.


After coming in ninth at the Rich Harvest Farms invitational at the beginning of the month, the men’s Mean Green golf team tied for tenth at the Windon Memorial Invitational this past weekend.

Junior Juan Munoz had his best outing since his freshman year and tied for 16th overall with a 2-over-par 74 in the final round of play.

Freshmen golfers Andrew Hudson and Julien Marot tied for 54th place and 66th place respectively. Head coach Brad Stracke said that the freshman golfers getting experience will benefit the team.

“The freshmen are gathering some great experience,” Stracke said. “Four freshmen have played in both events this fall. I believe this experience is valuable for our success in the spring.”

The team will be back in action on Sept. 30 when they participate in the Graeme McDowell Invitational in Birmingham, Ala.


The Mean Green women’s golf team came fourth in their first tournament of the season, but fell to ninth at the Marilyn Smith/Sunflower Invitational in Manhattan, Kansas, held on Sunday and Monday.

The team battled windy conditions during the final round on a course with an already tough reputation.

“It’s going to take a little bit to kind of get over [this tournament]. I think mentally it kind of beat us up,” head coach Jeff Mitchell said. “It was a really hard golf course and you can see by all the scores that it was really a battle out there. “

Freshman Eji Kwon had an excellent final round with a score of 78, finishing tied for 26th place. Junior McKenzie Ralston finished tied for 17th place and was the only member of the team to finish in the top 20.

“It was very windy,” Ralston said. “This is our first tournament this year that we’ve played in tough conditions like that. But I also think if our short game could be just a little bit better it would take pressure of having to hit the ball so well.”

The team’s next tournament will take place at the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Intercollegiate tournament on Oct. 7 to 9.

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