Women’s golf team wins home invitational, looks to continue momentum

By Danielle Templin

Sports Editor

The Viterbo women’s golf team competed in their home invitational on Sept. 16 and captured the team title. Led by senior Chelsey McCoy, who finished with a score of 169 for the tournament, the V-Hawks won the tournament by 14 strokes over second place finisher William Penn University.

So far, McCoy has led the V-Hawks in nearly every tournament and hopes the momentum will con­tinue.

“I’m hoping that winning our home tournament will give us some confidence going into the second half of the season,” McCoy said “What made the win encouraging was the fact that even though none of our players had a spectacular weekend, we all had vast room for improvement and still came ahead of the second place team.”

Last year the team lost a very talented senior class, but the void has been filled with an exceptional younger class. Team members Erin Isaacson, Danika Spitzer and Steph­anie Gerber look to back up McCoy for the remaining season.

“We lost talent, but we also gained players who have been able to fill the void,” McCoy said. “Freshman Stephanie Gerber has been a great asset to our squad this fall, and ju­nior Danika Spitzer has stepped up as well. Our team this season was able to give us one of our lowest scoring weekends in Viterbo wom­en’s golf history a few weekends ago, which is exciting.”

With the V-Hawks filling in the void left behind by last year’s senior class, McCoy says she has been able to guide the young team throughout the season.

“We all try to influence each other on the team to be better players,”McCoy said. “There are instances where the underclassmen will actually challenge the upper­classmen to play stronger golf and vice versa. The upperclassmen like to lead by example and we’ll help out the underclassmen any way we can.”

With three tournaments remaining in the fall season, the lady V-Hawks hope to keep their momentum, lead by McCoy’s play, into the spring season.

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