Lady Vols Seventh after Day 1 of Nationals
May 13, 2014
BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. - Sophomore Brittanie Garrison of Carmi posted a team-best round of 80 Monday to help John A. Logan College earn a seventh-place standing following first-round action of the National Junior College Athletic Association women' finals in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Garrison, who is tied for 14th overall out of 100 total golfers, was lights out on the front nine with a 38 and solid on the back nine with a 42.
"Brittanie was like her old self out there today," said Logan head coach Bill Glenn. "She was very sharp."
Sophomore teammate Dana Kaufmann of Carterville had the second-best score at 83 (41, 42) and is tied for 30th. Sophomore Abby Miller of Anna-Jonesboro checked in with an 88 (45, 43) and is tied for 44th overall.
And regional medalist, sophomore Mollie Borowiak of Nashville, struggled with a 95 (44, 51) as she battled a recurring shoulder injury.
Freshman Kirsten Faulkner of Massac County carded a 100 (46, 54). Her score was not counted toward the team score.
The Volunteers trail host Daytona (290); Seminole State, Fla. (302); McLennan (318); Iowa Western (322); Mesa (324) and Redlands (341). Logan leads nine other schools in the 16-team field, including: Tyler; Western Texas; Seminole State, Ok.; Barton County; Pima; Des Moines Area; Sandhills; North Idaho; and Bismarck State.
"I thought overall, it was a pretty good effort today," Glenn said. "Brittanie and Dana played especially well. Unfortunately, Mollie's shoulder problems flared up again recently and she was in a lot of pain today. I'm proud of her, though. She toughed it out, parring the last three holes. We talked about cutting back on her swing and I think she will be able to make the adjustment."
Glenn said he believes Logan can shoot in the 330s if Borowiak is able to bounce back.
Competing as individuals, Rend Lake's Ashley Sexton is tied for 30th at 83; Madison Burgett is tied for 33rd at 84; and Katie Garver is tied for 52nd at 91.