Women’s golf leads Jim West Open after second round


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Chris Yamnitsky

Kent State women’s golf team took some steps in the right direction as they came out on in first place with a team score of 10-under-par in the second round of the Jim West Open.


“The finish of our round got us on top,” said head coach Greg Robertson.


The team started the second round tied for first place with Texas A&M. The Golden Flashes ended with a four stroke lead over Texas A&M by then end of the second round.


Senior Amira Alexander led the way for the Flashes and finished with a score of 68 (-4).  


“She was steady all day,” Robertson said of Alexander. “She birdied three of her last four holes.  She was just making good shots and good puts and was just real steady all day.”


Freshman Michaela Finn also made a big impact today after shooting a 69 (-3) score.  


“She was kind of up and down to start,” Robertson said, “but she came in the last nine and played.”


The remainder of the Golden Flashes all finished with low scores to help the team take over the first place position.  


Senior Josee Doyon finished with a 73 (+1) score. Senior Taylor Kim ended her round with a 71 (-1) score.  And returning individual champion Wad Phaewchimplee finished with a 74 (+2) score.  


The Golden Flashes move forward with the third round Tuesday morning to wrap up the tournament.

“We’ve been talking all year about finishing. Finishing rounds and finishing tournaments,” Robertson said. “If we play the same type of golf we did the first two rounds then l think we can be successful.”

Chris Yamnitsky is a sports reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact him at [email protected].