Women’s golf team heads to Southern Illinois

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

The Eastern women’s golf team will compete at the Southern Illinois-Carbondale Saluki Invitational from Saturday through Monday this week. The Panthers are coming off their last tournament finishing seventh as a team, but freshman Annie Getzin gave Eastern its first Top-10 finish of the spring season.

Getzin tied for eighth place out of 54 competitors.

She carded a two round total of 158 points and finished 16 over par earlier this week at Butler University. So far this season she has averaged nearly 83 points per round through seven tournaments, and has placed in the Top 15 three times this season.

The Panthers finished just ahead of Wisconsin-Green Bay for seventh place out of eight competing teams. Eastern had a team score of 660.

Sophomore Chole Wong followed Getzin with a 27th place tie with a score of plus-26. She cut her first round score by 10 strokes.

Senior Tiffany Wolf and freshman Anne Bahr tied for 30th place with scores of 170.

Sophomore Alexandra Pickens rounded out the Panther team with a tie for 34th place.

This will be the Panthers third tournament this spring with one more to follow before the Ohio Valley Conference championship tournament in April.

This tournament will take place at the Hickory Ridge Golf Course in Carbondale, with temperatures expected to hovering around 26 degrees on Saturday. This is the second time this season that the Panthers have competed in Carbondale, including during the fall season.

In their last tournament at Carbondale, Eastern finished in last place in the seven-team tournament, with Wolf tied for 17th place. Wolf finished the tournament with 158 points while shooting 14 over par for her highest finish of the season.


Blake Nash can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].