High hopes for women's golf as season begins
Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013 14:10
Golf is a game of mental toughness.
Without it, success is unachievable. But with it, an opportunity could turn into reality.
That is what this year’s girl’s team hopes to do as the upcoming season begins.
“My expectations for the season are to have at least a team win in our last two fall events, I am also hoping for our team to finish the semester with an average of 305 or below, ” Head Coach MJ Shaw said.
Every member of the team is in place for a breakout season but there are a few that stand out.
“We have a really strong team this season and I would like to see all nine players have a breakout season, we have a lot of depth but considering the lowest individual average now, I think Abi Laker, Megan Garland, Courtney Manning and Marie Couffignal have a wonderful season of low scoring,” Shaw said. However, even with the talent on this team, leadership is still needed.
The three seniors on the team have stepped up into a leadership role.
“Our senior leadership has been good so far this year,” Shaw said.
“We have two local players from Paragould who are now seniors (Anna Flanrey and Clara Tefteller), and we also have Courtney Manning form Auckland, New Zealand, all three of them have qualities of a leader, and they all put great effort in our younger class.”
With the first two tournaments already completed, the remaining ones have great implications on the rest of the season.
“Our spring schedule is definitely filled with great competition and I look forward to see the end results,” Shaw continued.
“Our trip to Kiawah Island will be a great test of our abilities; also our Las Vegas tournament is a venue that we have a tendency to play well. The last few tournaments of the season will also be great for our level of competition and will hopefully prepare us for Conference in mid April.”
Overall, the goals for the season are very clear…to win a Sunbelt Conference Championship.
The Lady Red Wolves will host the Lady Red Wolf Classic next Monday and Tuesday. The tournament will be held at Sage Meadows Country Club.