Pomeroys Take 1st in Season Opener
August 29, 2014
Host: Indiana University-East
Course: Indiana University Golf Course
Conditions: Hot and Gusty
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) women’s golf team started off the 2014 season strong with a first-place finish at the Battle at Bloomington hosted by Indiana University-East at the Indiana University Golf Course. The course challenged the Pomeroys with 6,429 yards of play, which is the highest yardage SMWC has ever faced in a single round.
The Pomeroys had their top four golfers place in the top-10 on Friday. Senior Sloane Engle and junior Morgan Patterson both finished tied for second with an 18-hole card of 92.
Also finishing in the top-10 was junior Abby Abel in fifth with a card of 97, and freshman Tori Muncy made her college debut with a card of 101, which gave the newcomer a seventh-place finish. Sophomore Kelsi Brown rounded out the day for SMWC with a card of 128.
The Pomeroys top-four provided SMWC a team score of 382, which gave the Pomeroys a 33-stroke advantage over Oakland City’s card of 415. Finishing in third was Friday’s host, Indiana University-East with a card of 422.
"It is great to start off the season with a tournament win," said head coach Steve Higham. "I am extremely proud of the golf played to the green. We will work on our short game as always and look forward to future results."
SMWC will be back in action on September 6-7 when the Pomeroys take part in the Hanover Invitational.
The United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) is a national organization that exists to provide quality athletic competition on a regional and national level. The USCAA focuses specifically on smaller institutions of higher learning and their student-athletes. The association believes that all athletes and programs deserve the same national opportunities as larger institutions. SMWC is an organization that can provide those opportunities.
SMWC's teams are known as the "Pomeroys." Their name was chosen in memory of alumna and faculty member Sister Mary Joseph Pomeroy, a Sister of Providence, who was a great advocate of athletics and physical fitness. The name "Pomeroy" is not so much a thing, but a spirit of athletic excellence and sportsmanship.