Women’s Golf team ready for season opener

Sean Hastings, Assistant Sports Editor

The Eastern women’s golf team’s season will get under way Monday and Tuesday when they compete in the two-day Murray State Fall Invitational in Ledbetter, Ky. at the Drake Creek Golf Club.

The Panthers will then compete at the Loyola (Chicago) Fall Invitational in Flossmoor, Ill at Flossmoor Country Club. Those matches will take place Sept. 20-22.

After competing at the Loyola Invitational, the Panthers will travel to Indianapolis, Ind. to play in the Butler Fall Invitational held at Highland Country Club that starts Oct. 4.

Before finishing up the season at the Evansville Fall Intercollegiate Oct. 25-27 at the Quail Crossing Golf Course in Boonville, Ind., the Panthers will compete in the Dayton Fall Invitational at NCR Country Club Oct. 19-21 in Kettering, Ohio.

The Panthers are coached by Mike Moncel and have seven women on the roster this year. Five of the seven on the team are returning from last year.

Sophomores Anne Bahr and Hannah Magda who finished with 85.2 and 83.5 stroke averages last year are returning. Juniors Alexandra Pickens, Ericka Von Itter, and Chloe Wong are returning as well. Pickens had an 85.7 average in 2014, Von Itter averaged a 93, and Wong averaged 84.7.

Missing from last year’s roster is Annie Getzin and Courtney LaFoe who were both freshmen on the team last year. The team also lost Tiffany Wolf to graduation.

Getzin had a team-best average of 83.3 strokes per round in 2014.

After having a really young team in 2014, the Panthers have a little more experience on the team this year.

The team has no seniors but consists of four juniors, including transfer student Madison Burget. Burget came from Rend Lake Community College in Ina, Ill.

Katlyn Hasprev is the team’s only freshman on the roster.

The Panthers’ young roster last year finished most of the matches at the back of the pack. In last year’s OVC tournament the Panthers finished eighth out of 10 on days one and two. They finished ninth out of ten on day three.


Sean Hastings can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]