KSU women’s golf eyes Oklahoma’s Schooner Fall Classic

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Ray Strickland

The women’s golf team will travel to Oklahoma this weekend to compete in the Schooner Fall Classic.

The tournament, hosted by the University of Oklahoma, will be the second tournament of the fall season for the Kent State women’s golf team.

The Flashes finished in seventh place at last year’s Norman, Oklahoma, event with a score of 43-over-par.

Kent State finished eighth in its season-opening tournament at the Minnesota Invitational, posting a score of 50-over-par.

“We need to really see solid play from top to bottom,” coach Greg Robertson said. “I think they are playing well enough to do that, but I think it is a matter of everybody putting it together at the same time.”

The biggest impediment to the Flashes thus far in the season has been their conditioning and finishing rounds. The Flashes had a couple of bogeys down the stretch that cost them in the Minnesota Invitational, which factored into their eight place finish, Robertson said.

Senior Jennifer Ha, the defending Mid-American Conference Player of the Year, tied for eleventh place in the Minnesota Invitational and said the Flashes focus and camaraderie will be key components to the team’s success.

“We need to pass on and feed off of each other’s energy on the course,” Ha said. “Sometimes we tend to get a little deflated during the end, so I think staying a bit headstrong and hanging in there will definitely help our team finish.”

Junior Taylor Kim said Robertson has been a big help to the team and tried to motivate them in order to keep them focused.

“The most important thing he (Robertson) tells us is to have a positive attitude,” Kim said. “To stay strong, and we’ll have a really good tournament.”

The Flashes will begin play Saturday, October 2, for the first two rounds and will conclude the tournament Sunday for the third and final round.

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