Joseph Lillard – Sports Editor
Clarion’s women’s golf team hit the links this past week for the last time this year.
The team took part in the Mercyhurst Invitational on April 22, and also teed off at the Gannon Invitational, starting on April 23 and concluded on the 24.
Clarion took sixth place in the Mercyhurst Invitational.
In terms of individual efforts, the ladies all fared well.
Elisabeth Papa carded the best round for the Golden Eagles that day by shooting a 97, which was good enough to share the 26th spot overall.
Christina Bowshier put up a 99, Kyla Hoag recorded a 110 and Clancy Fyock amassed a score of 116 on the day.
During the Gannon Invitational, Clarion took home sixth place yet again.
The Golden Eagles had three golfers compete in the second round of play, Bowshier, Papa and Fyock.
Bowshier tied the best round of her season on the second day of play.
She carded an 84, four strokes better than her round one total of 88.
Papa, who shot a 94 in round one, took off six shots her second score to make it 88.
Rounding out the second rounders for Clarion, Fyock stayed consistent with scores of 114 throughout the event.
Hoag completed the first round with a 110, and Jenna Schrecengost shot a 117 on the first day.
Hoag, a junior on the team, said this season, “Personally, it did not go as well as I originally anticipated. I was a pretty good golfer in high school with scores in the mid to high 80s. This season I could barely stay in the 90s, which is something I’m not used to.”
Hoag is confident, however.
She is optimistic that next season will go well for the Golden Eagles because, “I have high hopes we will all work hard this summer and improve our scores significantly.”
For her, that hard work in the summer looks to already be in effect.
She said, “For me personally, I signed up to be in women’s league this year, so I will have some experience with competition again before we start the season. I also plan on practicing a lot over the summer to get back to where I used to be.”
As far as a team, Hoag said, “I think we definitely need to practice more than what we’ve been doing and really focus on short game.”
With that, the ladies close the book on this season and start to write their one for next year.