Towson finishes seventh at CAAs

By: Megan Poniatowski, Staff Writer

Towson finished seventh out of eight teams in the Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Championship at The Reserve Club – St. James Plantation in Southport, North Carolina, with a total finish of 951 (317-312-322).

“We wish we could have gotten out of the pairing we were in all three days, but we played with heart and fought for every stroke. Since it was the last tournament and because it’s so special we wanted to finish strong,” junior Krissy Unger said.

Towson finished all three rounds in seventh place, with each player’s round scores all relatively close together.

“Our team goal was top 5 and will continue to be top 5,” Head Coach Kate Schanuel said.  “With our seventh place finish, we did not meet the goal but finished in our seeded spot coming into the weekend. Overall we were consistent but struggled with executing and closing. Making doubles and triples in a round are really hard to recover from especially when we know we need to play our best golf to make a move up the leaderboard.”

Sophomore Stephanie Bosdosh (236) headed Towson with a 21st place overall finish out of 40 players.

Freshman, Alexis Hios (239) tied for 26th overall. Unger (240) finished 29th. Junior, Larissa Spiess (243) and freshman, Mackenzie Rice (243) tied one another for 30th overall.

“We left a few shots out there in the first round but came back the second round counting some solid scores. It is difficult to move up in the field when the front of the lineup struggles to contribute good numbers therefore counting on freshman to post,” Schanuel said.

The College of Charleston claimed the title with a final score of 881 (302-290-289), followed by Elon (899) .

This tournament finished out the Tigers’ spring season. Over the course of five tournaments, 82 rounds, and 6600 strokes, Towson finished with each player scoring, on average, 80.4 per round. The team averaged 0/2 (par/under) and had a school record setting low round score of 70 set by Unger.

“I think we had a strong season as a team and still had a good time,” Unger said. “We will just work hard on the things we need in order to be able to close and become even more competitive for the fall.”
“I feel great about where we are as a team,” Schanuel said. “This year was a solid building year, both on and off the golf course. The momentum and energy we created this spring will roll into the fall because we know what it feels like to be at the top and will be there again. For the upcoming season, we are going to focus on recruiting, recruiting, recruiting.”

Towson will tee off again at the beginning of the Fall 2015 season.

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