women’s golf: storm shortens tournament

By: Joe Auble, Staff Writer

The Towson women’s golf team finished sixth overall this past weekend at the UNCG Forest Oak Fall Invitational with an opening round of a 313 (+33).

The Tigers had to fight through conditions in this one, as Hurricane Joaquin moved inland a short time after the tournament got underway.

The conditions forced the course to be shortened in distance and par-length.

Coach Kate Schaneul said that the wind and rain from the hurricane created some of the “most unpleasant conditions” the team has faced in a long time.

Sophomore Alexis Hios, who tied for 12th overall after shooting a 76, was one of the Tigers top scorers. Hios also birdied on holes 10, 11, and 13 to giver her an even par. Hios’s three birdies alone tie for the most by any player in the field.

Other top scorers were Larissa Spiess and Alix Lowe, shooting 77 and 79 respectively for the Lady Tigers.

“We seemed to have struggled on one nine or the other,” Coach Schaneul said.

The next day’s course, which Schaneul was optimistic about, was cancelled due to weather.

The Lady Tigers get some well-needed off time in the next two weeks to prepare for their last tournament of the fall season at the University of Delaware from Oct. 23-Oct. 25. The men’s team played yesterday, Oct. 5 at Bighamton. New York. Visit thetowerlight.com tomorrow for updates.

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