Women’s golf stumbles in Memphis Intercollegiate tournament in early rounds

Josh Dean

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Despite making improvements throughout each round of play, women’s golf finished last out of 15 teams in the Memphis Intercollegiate Tournament  beginning the season.

Freshman Ashton Maddaloni birdied holes four and 17 of her first round, and proceeded to notch one more in during her second round to lead all golfers for ULM.

She shot an 18 over par 160 on the day which put her in 49th place.

Fellow teammate Michaela Osborne led the team in birdies with four over the first two rounds, but finished slightly behind Maddaloni tied for fifty-seventh on the day.

Going into the second round every ULM golfer improved their score and shot a ten-stroke better 40 over par overall.

After the conclusion of the first two rounds, the Warhawks had made the sixth most birdies with seven.

Dominating on the par 3’s, ULM posted its lowest score of the event in the final round. Junior Devanshi Naik led the charge posting a team low 73 on the weekend.

Naik also delivered the lowest par 3 average of the tournament

Junior RaeChelle Leiken also became one of six players to record an eagle on the weekend knocking one in during the final round.

Michaela Osborne saved her best round of golf for the final round posting a four over par 75 and jumping nine spots in the standings.

She would finish tied for 46 overall which led all ULM golfers.

Tournament host Memphis finished with the lowest overall team score of the weekend posting a twety-two over par 236.

A one-hole sudden death between Memphis golfer Madison Thomas and fellow teammate Ashleigh Whisenant decided the overall winner with Thomas eventually taking the title of individual champion.