On Oct. 7, the Mercer women’s golf team headed to Daytona Beach, Fla. for the LPGA Invitational hosted by Xavier University. The tournament was played at the LPGA International Legends Course. After 18 holes, the Bears saw themselves in a tie for fifth place with a team composite score of 310 strokes.
Head Coach Gary Guyer was not happy with his teams’ performance, thinking that they could have played better all around. “We could have played a lot better today. We are 12 back and will need two good rounds to catch Campbell. Mary Alice (Murphy) was the only one that could get anything going today. She is just tenacious,” Guyer said. “Many players complain about something, like fast greens and long rough. She ignores all that and finds a way to get the ball in the hole. She is a solid player” added Guyer.
Murphy finished the day tied for third place out of 72 total entrants. After 18 holes of golf, Murphy was just one over par boasting a score of 73 on the day, placing herself just three strokes behind the leader. Lacey Fears was tied for 16th place with a score of 77. Aurelie Wiriath was tied for 29th overall with a 79.
Kimmy Graff (tied for 39th) and Sarah Louie Brown (tied for 45th) booked scores of 81 and 82, respectively, to finish up the score sheets for Mercer.
Unfortunately, due to rain, the tournament could not be finished and the results stood only after one round of golf not giving the Bears a chance to improve upon their day one efforts.
In November, the Bears head to Hawaii for the Rainbow Wahine Invitational, where they look to complete a solid performance.
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