Tulane golf takes Palm Coast for conference tournament

Chandler Daddario, Associate Sports Editor

Beginning today, the Tulane women’s golf team will compete through three days in hopes of hoisting the American Athletic Conference (AAC) championship trophy. The Green Wave has had mixed placings throughout the season and are hoping for a more consistency before the NCAA regional tournament begins. Tulane head coach Lorne Don has not been happy with the team’s recent performances.

“From a team standpoint, this was not the result we were hoping for,” Don said. “We have a lot to work on before the conference championships in a couple of weeks.”

It will be the last conference tournament for Senior Emily Penttila as she just produced her sixth top 10 finish of the season at the DAC/SMU Invitational. Tulane will be looking towards Penttila, the nation’s no. 33-ranked golfer, to help guide the team to a first place finish in the AAC tournament. 

Perhaps the biggest difficulty for the Green Wave is its lack of high individual placing’s besides Penttila. Most of the women’s placing’s tends to be outside the top 10. With four of the nine golfers consisting of freshman, experience in the college golf scene is lacking.

The other five golfers tend to get the nod from head coach Lome Don. The experience they gained being part of the Green Wave needs to shine at the AAC tournament if they want to roll over their opponents.

The Tulane Women’s golf team travels to Palm Coast, Florida to compete in the AAC championships from April 17-19.

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