MURRAY, Ky. The Lipscomb women’s golf squad finished action in the 2015 Murray State Invitational on Tuesday moving up for a sixth-place finish in the event at the Miller Memorial Golf Course in Murray, Ky.
“We had a pretty good start to the season,” said Lipscomb women’s head golf coach Skye Rogers. “The course was a little tough and most our girls have never played it before. It had a lot of fast greens and a lot of slope.”
The Lady Bisons were paced by senior Miriam Parker and sophomore Samantha Griffith, who each tied for 26th after finishing the 36-hole tournament with scores of 161. The duo finished +17 with Griffith carding rounds of 84 and 77, while Parker notched scores of 82 and 79.
Sophomore Ines Konschewitz finished just one stroke back of Parker and Griffith with a +18, 162 (81, 81) tying for 35th, while classmate Jenny Muesing carded an 82 on Tuesday to give her a +19, 163 (81, 82). That put her in a four-way tie for 40th.
Freshman Ashton Martin rounded out the competitors for the Purple and Gold in a tie for 52nd after finishing with a +22, 166 (84, 82).
“Considering it was the first tournament of the year, we did alright,” said Rogers. “There was nothing spectacular that happened but I’m very proud of them for grinding out the rounds they had.”
Host Murray State took home top honors on their home course behind a +27, 603. Lipscomb ended with a two-day, +71, 647, five strokes back of fifth-place Austin Peay in the 12-team field.
“We’re going to work a lot on the short game over the next few weeks,” said Rogers. “We’ve already been doing that, but we’ve been losing a lot of strokes around the green. That happens with every team though. We’re also going to work on keeping our attitudes good and focusing on playing hard even when you’re struggling because every stroke counts for the team.
The Lady Bisons return to action Sept. 27-29 at the Chris Bannister Classic hosted by Jacksonville State University in Glencoe, Alabama.