April 14, 2014

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

ST. LOUIS, MO. - The John A. Logan College women's golf team placed 10th out of 13 schools Monday at the Triton Invitational hosted by the University of Missouri-St. Louis at Norwood Hills Golf Course in St. Louis. The Vols had a two-day score of 700 (346, 354).

Sophomore Brittanie Garrison of Carmi led the Volunteers, finishing in a tie for 23rd out of 83 golfers. With the exception of Iowa Western and Logan, all participants were four-year schools.

Garrison turned in a score of 168 (81 Sunday and followed up with an 87 Monday) in a driving rain with temperatures in the low 40s. Sophomore Dana Kaufmann of Carterville followed with a 174 (87, 87) to tie for 38th overall.

Sophomore Mollie Borowiak of Nashville was third at 176 (87, 89) and tied for 44th place. Freshman Morgan Stacks of Thornton, Colo. tied for 52nd place at 180 with scores of 83 and 97. Because she performed as an individual, her score did not count toward the team's total.

Freshman Kirsten Faulkner of Massac County finished tied for 57th at 182 (91, 91). Sophomore Abby Miller of Anna-Jonesboro was next at 68th overall with a combined score of 188 (91, 97) and freshman Chelsea Capel of Marion rounded out the scoring with a 190 (90, 100) to place 73rd.

Capturing first-place honors as a team was the host, UMSL, with a two-day total of 647. Iowa Western was second at 656 followed by Drury University (660), Lindenwood (664), Southern Indiana (665), Upper Iowa University (670), Lewis University (677), Maryville (680), Illinois-Springfield (684), JALC (700), McKendree (715), Central Missouri (720), and Quincy (738).

Vols head coach Bill Glenn said he thought his team performed fairly well.

"Obviously, I'd like to see the scores a little lower, but considering the amount of wind we faced Sunday and the rain and cold Monday, which made for tough playing conditions, we didn't play too badly. Brittanie was steady throughout the tournament. I saw improvement in the girls as a group and that's what I'm looking for as we push toward the postseason in a couple of weeks."

Logan competes at the Rend Lake Mary O'Neal Classic Friday and Saturday.