Flashes start strong with 4th straight championship

Eric Conway

Kent State’s women’s golfers pushed through rough weather conditions and ended their day with a win at Match Play. The team slipped past Northern Illinois University 3-2 in the semifinals and defeated Eastern Michigan University in the final round 4-1.

Junior Wad Phaewchimplee finished her semifinal round 2 up, senior Josée Doyon and senior Amira Alexander ended 4 and 3. Freshman Michaela Finn and senior Taylor Kim fell short both ending 1 down. Coach Greg Robertson said the conditions worsened in the afternoon.

The rainy weather did not stop the  Flashes against EMU with Doyon ending 2 up, Finn 6 and 5, Kim 6 and 3 and Phaewchimplee 6 and 3. Karyn Lee Ping from EMU beat Alexander in a 1-and-1 decision, grabbing her team’s only victory in the final round.

Robertson is happy the team continue its fall season’s strength and improve on it.

“We missed a few putts in the morning,” Robertson said. “But we were able to bounce back. It was amazing to see great golf from NIU and EMU.”

Eric Conway is a sports reporter for the Kent Stater. Contact him at [email protected]