The Mercer Women’s Golf team has just completed their fall season. The end to their season resulted in a season high third place effort at Campbell University’s Fighting Camel Classic. As a team, the Bears scored a 300 to secure placing in the event.
The Camel Classic was the final event of the fall season.
Senior Mary Alice Murphy had a standout performance, placing third. Murphy hit a 69, three under par, to finish tied for the individual championship.
Murphy was named the Atlantic Sun Conference Golfer of the Week for her efforts.
“I’m grateful to be named A-Sun golfer of the week. I think it is great the conference rewards great performances each week.”
Mercer had three other golfers also place in the top 20 of the tournament. Haley Austin tied for 18th, shooting a 78, while Lacey Fears and Katy Harris tied for 20th.
Fears commented, “The team had a great fall season. We finished with the best win-loss record of any Division I team in the country at 37-4. The high points of the season were winning two tournaments, The Eat a Peach and the LPGA invitational.”
With the fall behind the Bears, they are preparing for a full spring season. Coming off such a successful fall season, Mercer looks to continue to be victorious in the spring.
“I think we’ve had a great fall season. We won two events and placed third in the other two,” said Murphy. “I think the team is putting in a ton of hard work for the spring in both the weight room and on the course. With all of our efforts, we can expect great things for the spring.”
“I am very excited about our spring schedule because we are playing some of the top teams in the country, including Georgia, FSU, Miami, Purdue and Auburn. We have a chance to something big this year so I have high expectations,” Fears added.
Seniors Murphy and Fears will lead the Bears as they start their competition this spring on Feb. 14 at the Florida State Matchup.