Women’s Golf stops short at spring opener

The Tulane Women’s Golf team began its spring season this past weekend in full swing in attending a tournament hosted by the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. While the results did not place the team within the top finishers, hopes are still high for the remainder of the year.

The Green Wave began the tournament on Sunday with five participants competing against 15 other teams. Among these were seven of the top ranked women’s teams in the nation, including No. 26 Iowa State University and No. 27 University of Wisconsin. The course was set at a 72 shot par. The team finished strong after round one with a combined score of 297, a score merely nine over par. Freshman Jennifer Rosenberg shot a one under par score of 71, which was a large boost to the opening day. Sadly, this dynamic would not last for the remainder of the tournament.

Even though Tulane entered into the second day tied for fourth place, the team slowly began to lose its heat and slid down the ranks. The team finished Monday with a total of 308, and it concluded the tournament’s third day at 311, which brought them a combined total of 916.

While this score was not the most pleasing to the team, there were key players that kept the Green Wave fighting until the end. Junior Sophia Goicoechea finished 44th overall, providing the team with a much needed two birdies, one eagle and a par on day two. Another key junior, Laura Munoz, completed the tournament in 57th place, finishing each day within six points of par.

The team looks to bounce back from this challenging tournament next week in hosting the 2018 Allstate Intercollegiate Championship at the English Turn Golf and Country Club.

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