The UWG Women’s golf team is continuing their impressive season by beating 16 other teams at the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate tournament on Oct. 3-4. It was UWG’s first tournament win as a team in nearly a year. The Wolves finished with a combined two round score of 608 to put them six strokes ahead of second place finisher Lenoir-Rhyne University. Franziska Bremm was the anchor for the Wolves, finishing in second place individually.
UWG jumped out to an early lead on day one of the tournament, firing a combined 299, the only score below 300 among all 17 teams. UWG went into the contest looking to finish ahead of UNC Pembroke, one of the teams out of conference rivals. After only the first day, UWG had an 11 stroke lead and were firmly in control of the tournament. Day 2 brought tough playing conditions, but the Wolves were able to hold on to their lead, despite shooting ten shots higher than the previous day.
“We knew going into this tournament that we would need to finish ahead of Pembroke,” said teammate and Sports Information Graduate Assistant Taylor Sarratt. “We don’t get to play teams like Pembroke that much and we are ranked very closely so we need to make sure we beat them when we do.”
Last, year, Limestone College finished slightly higher in the rankings, thus taking UWG’s spot in the regional tournament.
“Our goal this year is definitely to make the region tournament, and possibly go farther,” said Sarratt.
Sophomore Franziska Bremm has been the star for the group, consistently posting low scores which enabled the Wolves to be competitive in any tournament they compete in.
“Winning a tournament has an individual is of course amazing, but certainly winning as a team is always a bigger deal,” said Bremm. “You realize that all the hard hours you practice as a team are starting to pay off and this feeling is great.”
Maria Torres was also a strong individual player for the Wolves, finishing in fourth place with a score of 149. Torres got off to a hot start by shooting a career low two-under par 70. Torres hung on with a 79 on day two to secure a top-5 finish.
Coach Barry Harwell has his team building momentum towards the end of the fall season. With a top-five and top-ten finish earlier in the season, the Wolves are ready to take on the field at the Saint Leo Invitational in Saint Leo, Florida. Round one starts on Oct. 17 at Lake Jovita Golf Club.