April 1, 2014

JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARBONDALE - The scores weren't the best, but there was some good news for the John A. Logan College women's golf team Monday despite a two-day total of 708 and 12th-place finish at the Saluki Invitational held at Hickory Ridge Golf Course.

The Volunteers were one place ahead of the only other two-year school invited to participate in the meet as Rend Lake turned in a two-day total of 732. The Warriors are Logan's chief competition at qualifying for Nationals later this spring.

JALC sophomore Mollie Borowiak of Nashville notched the team's best score at 169 (82, 87) and tied for 39th place overall. Sophomore teammate Brittanie Garrison of Carmi was one stroke back at 170 (83, 87) and tied for 41st place. Sophomore Abby Miller of Anna checked in at 182 (90, 92). Freshman Chelsea Capel of Marion followed at 185 (91, 94). Sophomore Dana Kaufmann of Carterville finished up at 187 (97, 90). Freshman Morgan Stacks was next at 194 (98, 96) and freshman Kirsten Faulkner of Massac County was at 199 (105, 94).

The host school, SIUC, won the tourney with a combined score of 617, beating out Indiana State by 14 strokes at 631. Other schools competing included: Chicago State (638), Evansville (643), IUPUI (649), Western Illinois (649), SIUE (660), Washington University of St. Louis (660), Loyola (664), IPFW (670), and Nebraska-Omaha (684).

"At times, I thought we played well," said Vols head coach Bill Glenn. "Today, we had to battle the conditions a little with the wind. I think we're capable of playing much better and will prove so later this spring. It's tough to be playing your best golf when the weather's been so bad that you can't consistently get out on the course and practice."

Glenn also praised his top two sophomores - Borowiak and Garrison - for competing on somewhat equal footing with some of the premier players from four-year schools.