Women's Golf wins LPGA Invitational

The Mercer Women’s Golf team competed in the Xavier’s LPGA Invitational in Daytona, Fla, Oct. 4-6. The team placed first in the three day tournament, with a team score of 893. This exciting win was a second for the Bears this fall. They also won the Eat a Peach Collegiate tournament.

Many Mercer individuals placed well in the tournament, two even earning finishes in the top five. Senior Lacey Fears was Mercer’s highest finisher, receiving third in the tournament with a three day score of 216.

“Overall, I am satisfied with how I played this week,” said Fears. “I put myself in a position to win and that’s always my goal. I wish I could have hung on to the lead, but I am very excited we were able to come from down five to winning by eight strokes as a team.”

Freshmen Katy Harris finished fourth in the tournament with a total score of 221. Her performance on the final day of the tournament was a 69, helping the team secure a huge victory over the other 18 participants. Harris commented on her performance, saying, “It always feels really good to help the team and help contribute to the win. It felt good to win fourth especially since I had a rocky start at the beginning. I didn’t even know I was close to placing, so it was a surprise when my name was called.”

Other notable performances for the team included senior Mary Alice Murphy placing 13th with a score of 227, junior Sarah Brown finishing 24th scoring 232, and freshmen Macy McRaney placing 50th scoring a 242.

Each member contributed to the win, resulting in a great overall team score.

“We were all really excited to get another win under our belts. It was good that we all really pulled it together the last day to take home the win,” said Harris.

“We have one tournament left in the fall season. I predict that we will continue to come together as a team and have another good finish. It’s always nice to have a strong fall season because it gives us momentum going into our championship season in the spring.” says Fears.

The season continues  for the Mercer Women’s Golf team as they travel to Hawaii at the end of October to compete in the Rainbow Wahine Invitational.