Kent State women’s golf ranked 7th in nation

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Emily Mills

Golfweek, a national golf magazine, named Kent State’s women’s golf team the No. 7 women’s golf team in the nation. 

According to an athletic department press release, the team has a scoring average of 290.33, and three players are averaging 73 or lower.

The Golden Flashes came in fourth tied with host Minnesota at the Minnesota Invitational Sept. 15 with a final round of 297, 11 strokes behind winner Purdue.

The team took first place at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championships last weekend with a final day score of 284, beating host Tennessee by nine strokes.

Senior Taylor Kim was named the Mid-American Conference’s Women’s Golfer of the Week after winning the tournament by shooting six-under in the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championships. She was under par or even in all three rounds of the tournament, with scores of 60, 67 and 71 for a total score of 207.  

The team will play in the Jim West Challenge, hosted by Texas State, Oct. 4-6 in Boerne, Texas.

Alabama, Standford and Arkansas took the top three spots in Goldweek’s ranking.

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