The Mercyhurst Women’s Golf Team finished its 2013 spring season with a third place finish at the Gannon Invitational.
The Lakers shot a combined 681 for the 36 holes. Junior Caitlin Kempton tied for sixth. Kempton scored a 169 (83-86) in the two rounds. Sophomore Gaelin Carrig tied for eighth with a combined 170. Sophomore Andrea Novoa and freshman Megan Finley tied for tenth with totals of 171. Freshman Emily O’Donnell shot 185.
The Lakers will only lose two seniors to graduation, Andrea Carneval and Breda Knott.
Carrig acknowledges work in the off-season as being crucial to their success.
“Over the winter we practiced golf evolution twice a week and that really helped everyone improve their short game” Carrig said. “During this time, the freshmen were able to become comfortable with college tournament style play.”
Additionally, the team went through a coaching change from the fall season to the spring season.
“The changing of coaches gave us a little lift in spirit,” said Carrig. “Coach Coleman worked with us on our swing and short game techniques while incorporating mental games and course management skills.”
Carrig expects next year’s team to be very successful as well.
“Our team is looking very promising for the fall,” said Carrig. “Only graduating two seniors, we have a lot of talent coming back and the addition of freshman can help us grow.”