Women’s golf wins back-to-back team, individual titles


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Chris Yamnitsky

Kent State’s women’s golf team brought home yet another tournament championship.  The Flashes won the team title at the Jim West Challenge with a final team score of 12-under-par.

Freshman Michaela Finn received co-individual medalist honors as she finished tied for first place with a final score of 5-under par.   

“Well, winning always feels great. I think it’s also nice to not only come out with a team win, but the individual as well,” said coach Greg Robertson. “Really both weeks were against quality competition and I think that’s what I’ve been most proud of.  We are facing some good teams and our players have stepped up and played really well.”

With Finn’s first-place finish, the Flashes grabbed the individual title for the second year in a row following junior Wad Phaewchimplee’s individual title last year.

“Well, last week in Tennessee was her first college tournament and I think she’s got more comfortable and just played solid golf,” Robertson said of the freshman. “She made a nice 10-foot putt at the end to tie, which she needed.  She’s a good player and we kind of figured she would do big things when she got here.”

Senior Taylor Kim ended the tournament tied for fifth place at 3-under par with a third round score of 2-under 70.  Phaewchimplee ended tied for 11th place at 1-under-par after she shot an even 72 round Tuesday.

Senior Amira Alexander finished tied for 16th place at 2-over-par with a 5-over 77 score in third round and senior Josée Doyon tied for 30th place at 7-over-par and with a 1-over 73 score in the third round.

The women’s team takes a break after its two victories and won’t have any tournament play again until Oct. 19 and 20. The team will take the week to practice. 

“We’ll go through our same routine and give them a little time off when we get back to get caught up with some schoolwork. Then just really follow the same routine we have for the past two weeks,” Robertson said. “They’re working hard and doing what’s necessary. They are very energetic and excited about things and that’s what you need.” 

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