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UALR golf season winds down

Submitted by Victoria Hickey on April 18, 2014 – 10:42 amNo Comment


On March 31 and April 1, the UALR Men’s Golf team participated in the ULM Wallace Jones Invitational in Calhoun, La. The men took second place out of the fourteen teams competing, shooting an 881, 11 strokes behind the winners, Louisiana-Monroe.

Freshman Noah Tullos shot two under par, ranking him in second place as well. Men’s golf head coach Jake Harrington reflected on the tournament. “It is always good to be back towards the top of the leaderboard, so it’s fun to see the team improving,” he said.

The men were in McKinney, Texas April 7-8 for the Jim West Intercollegiate Tournament where they finished ninth out of 14 teams. On April 20 the men will begin playing in the Sun Belt Conference tournament, where they hope to win so they can move on to Regionals.

This was Coach Harrington’s first year as the Trojan’s coach and looking back on the season he said it was a little disappointing, because the team had a lot of injuries that prevented it from playing to its fullest potential. The end of this season means the team will be losing four of its seniors, however, Coach Harrington says he has a big recruiting class coming in for next year and he plans to have a strong season next year.

The Lady Trojans played in the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate tournament in Stockbridge, Georgia on March 30 and April 1 where they placed 10 out of 16 teams.  Junior Sofie Kvanstrom played well, tying for fourth and shooting 3 over. In addition, Junior Sofia Berglund finished strong, shooting even par in the final round.

Women’s head coach Bridgett Norwood always has high expectations for her team and this year she was disappointed with how the team played this season but “this team is young and there is a ton of potential, the team just needs more experience.”

The women’s golf season is scheduled to conclude today with the final day of the SBC tournament in Alabama.  Coach Norwood is “really looking forward to next year. I have four new players coming in and with those players added to the ones on the roster now, I believe there will be a tremendous change and we will play well.”

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