Women’s golf places third at Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational

Erik Svensson

The Kent State women’s golf team tied for third at the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational, hosted by Ohio State.

No. 12 Kent State tied with Ohio State and placed behind winner Michigan State and No. 20 Texas. The team finished 38 strokes over par, 13 strokes behind Michigan State.

“It wasn’t one of our better tournaments,” coach Greg Robertson said. “Each individual has their own thing they can work on. We’re gonna work on a lot of stuff this week and be prepared going into the (Mid-American Conference) Championship.”

The Flashes were led by freshmen Pimnipa Panthong and Karoline Stormo, who tied for 12th place. Wad Phaewchimplee ended one stroke behind, taking 15th.

“There were bright spots,” Robertson said. “The round Karoline played was one of the low rounds of the day, with the tournament and the conditions they had. They all had moments where they showed good golf.”

Conditions were windy for the competitors, which resulted in some shaky performances.

“The course is a tough course,” Robertson said. “Conditions were tough and that course will expose if you have any weaknesses in your game. I think it allowed us to see where we need to work on things, not just into the MAC Championship, but even beyond. So, I think we learned a lot in the process.”

The Flashes will next compete at the Mid-American Conference Championship in Silver Lake. The team has won 18 consecutive MAC Championships.

“What it’s gonna be about for us from here on out is putting it all together and hitting our stride by the end of the year,” Robertson said. “It’s just gonna come from work and practice. At this point in time, most of it is attitude. Having the right attitude and mindset with practice and competition is gonna be a key part of it.”

Erik Svensson is a sports reporter, contact him at [email protected]