Women’s golf looks ahead to spring season
In the fall the women’s golf team ended the season on a high note, scoring a fourth place finish at the ECAC Division II/III Championships. Led by senior Kathleen Reidy and sophomore Shea Turney, the ‘Phins look to improve their scoring for the spring season and build off their team success from the fall.
For the spring, head coach Steve Serling has kept the same goals from the fall season, looking to improve the team’s overall scoring even more.
“New players Jocelyn Bender and Shea Turney have helped improve the team goals, and the team has improved overall,” Serling said. “The players have been working with me on changing their swing to improve their game and consistency.”
Recently, Le Moyne has reached an agreement with Drumlins Country Club, providing the women’s and men’s team with their own home course that they can practice on.
“We had a great relationship with Erie Village, our home course before the move,” Serling said. “Le Moyne has made the decision to have a relation with Drumlins and we are looking forward to having a new home course.”
In the spring season, the golf team faces longer road trips, travelling to the Gannon Spring Invitational in Clymer, N.Y., and elsewhere. On April 1and 2, the team will play in the Dr. Edwin Cottrell Invitational in West Chester, Penn.
“This invitational has the biggest group of teams, with a lot of good players,” Serling said.
Later next month, on April 22 and 23, the women’s team will compete in the Gannon Spring Invitational, an event which Serling called “very competitive.”
This season also marks the final showings of key seniors Kathleen Reidy and Emily Crist.
“Reidy is the most valuable player on our team, and she will be missed a lot because of her good leadership and scoring,” Serling said. “Crist had joined the team last spring, and has been an active player for the team. She plays the fifth and sixth spot for us, and has been a nice and great leader for the team.”
On Wednesday, April 11, the team will be holding its Le Moyne Invitational at the Timber Banks Golf Course in Baldwinsville, N.Y. This will also be the team’s senior day where the seniors will be honored. Since there is no golf team at St. Rose, the women’s golf team does not have an Upstate Challenge match. Their home invitational will serve as the women’s team big home meet. They hope to have as many Le Moyne students as possible to help cheer on the team.
For next year’s season, Serling has been actively recruiting to fill in the vacant spots on the team.
“I have been recruiting in and out of state,” he said. “We have some nice possible recruits and they will add to the roster and make us stronger.”
The team will begin their season Sunday, April 1, at the Dr. Edwin Cottrell Invitational at Penn Oaks Golf Club in West Chester, Penn.