Women’s golf struggles at Ruth Tar Heel Invitational

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Women’s golf struggles at Ruth Tar Heel Invitational

Gabrielle Correia carded scores of 72 and 73 at the Ruth Tar Heel Invitational, taking 16th place.

Gabrielle Correia carded scores of 72 and 73 at the Ruth Tar Heel Invitational, taking 16th place.

Courtesy of Tulane Athletics

Gabrielle Correia carded scores of 72 and 73 at the Ruth Tar Heel Invitational, taking 16th place.

Courtesy of Tulane Athletics

Courtesy of Tulane Athletics

Gabrielle Correia carded scores of 72 and 73 at the Ruth Tar Heel Invitational, taking 16th place.

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This past weekend, Tulane’s women’s golf team took its third trip on the road, visiting North Carolina to compete in the Ruth Tar Heel Invitational. While the Green Wave finished 15th out of 18 teams, head coach Lorne Don said team morale remained high throughout. 

“We are really focusing on our attitudes on the golf course, and we may have not had the finish we were intending to at the tournament, but, again, I think the attitudes of all five players that were there were great,” Don said.

Sophomore Gabrielle Correia was a critical contributor at the tournament, carding scores of 73 and 72 in her rounds while placing 16th overall. Correia expressed the pride she takes in her team and echoed Don’s opinion that attitude is everything on the course.

“I feel like we all really came together as a team and had good team spirit …” Correia said. “I feel like that worked well this week.”

Other key players in the tournament included freshman Jennifer Rosenberg, sophomore Haydyn Gibson and juniors Laura Munoz and Abbie Cantwell. Rosenberg placed 47th for the team, while carding a 72 and 71 in her two rounds. Correia touched on the importance of teamwork in tournaments like the one this weekend.

“I think the toughest part is having everyone play well at a certain time,” Correia said. “That is what you need in golf, and if everyone doesn’t have their A game that week, then we are not going to have a great tournament. It is good if someone plays well, but golf is a team sport. Everyone needs to be doing their best.”

There is one more tournament remaining for the team before it takes a leave and begins preparations for the spring season. While the Ruth Tar Heel tournament was not the best finish for the team as a whole, it came out on top in its first tournament, which showed potential for the remaining tournaments and next season. Don expressed faith in the group as it continues into its final tournament.

“As far as finishing the fall season, we just want to end on a good note … For the last two tournaments we have maybe not gotten the finishes we desired, but we have seen flashes of what we are looking for,” Don said. “If we can put all of that together for the last tournament and get the consistency that we talked about and continue with our positivity and our attitudes, I think we will have a great result. That would be a great way to finish the fall, and we could go into the off-season with some good vibes.”

The Green Wave women’s golf team will compete in its final tournament of the fall season in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Nov. 3-5 at the Club Campestre San Jose Golf Course for the Battle at the Beach.