Florida grass gives women’s golf problems


Women’s golf

By James Cantagallo

One day after posting its best round of the spring, NIU women’s golf didn’t have the same results at the final round of the Marsh Landing Invitational.

The Huskies final round score of 332 gave the team a final score of 943, which left them in ninth place for the event.

“It really was just a bad day all around,” said NIU coach Pam Tyska. “It was the highest round that we’ve scored of all the weeks we have been here.”

It wasn’t the way Tyska wanted her team to follow up after yesterday’s season-low round of 312. She said the Florida grass really gave the Huskies a problem Tuesday.

“Playing golf on Florida grass is different and the grass around the greens was really catching our club,” Tyska said. “We were having a hard time being consistent and executing our shots well all the time.”

The Huskies were led in the tournament by junior Allie Parthie who shot a final round 81. Parthie finished the tournament with a score of 232 and tied for 18th individually.

Freshman Taylor Ellett shot a final round 82 after shooting two consecutive 79s Monday, finishing in 38th place.

Tyska wanted to move past the final round struggles and hopes to carry the momentum of the first two rounds into future events.

“We had some highlights, most of them came in the second round yesterday, so we are going to take that momentum and correct some of the faults and try to work on our putting a little bit,” Tyska said. “We will work on things back at home and get ready for Bowling Green in two weeks and the MAC Championships at the end of the month.”