By Ben Brown
The women’s golf team opened up the HCAC with a third place finish on Sunday, falling one stroke behind Rose-Hulman. Hanover grabbed the tournament title with a score of 662.
“Our team fought hard both days,” freshman Paige Lundy said.
After the first day, Lundy sat in second place individually, but ultimately, she tied for 8th with a final score of 171 and led the Grizzlies. Lundy’s finish landed her All-HCAC honors.
“The second day I had a couple bad holes which put me out of my zone. It was a struggle to come back, but the last couple of holes I played well,” she said. “I thought I did really well playing this weekend. I was nervous, actually terrified. Most of the other girls from other teams have played in conference tournaments.”
Lundy’s teammate, senior Allison Bayley, has played in the conference tournament before. Bayley finished 16th for Franklin with a 177.
“We were really excited about going into this tournament as defending champs,” Bayley said. “We just wanted to play our best.”
Bayley didn’t finish with the results she had hoped to have.
“I wasn’t really nervous going in because I wanted to treat it like any other tournament,” she said. “That’s what I told my teammates.”
Although she didn’t participate in the tournament, senior Linda Greathouse was named to the HCAC All-Sportsmanship team.
Regardless of the finish, the Grizzlies didn’t have to worry about living up to head coach Roger Lundy’s expectations.
“Coach Lundy does not have expectations for his players,” Paige Lundy said. “All he wants us to do while we play is to have fun.”