Golf switches cold for hot (weather) and looks to do the same with results
After finishing 18th at the Dick McGuire Invitational, the NAU women’s golf team looks to put the tournament behind them as they travel to Palm Desert, Cali. for the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate on Oct. 8–9.
Following their relatively disappointing results, the Lumberjacks knew they would have to focus on a few aspects of the game to improve their results in the next tournament.
“After each tournament, they do a little tournament recap and fill out what they need to work on, and figure out a game plan for each individual person,” said head coach Brad Bedortha. “A couple people need to work on chipping and we have been working on putting a lot, but the biggest thing for me is being more consistent as a team.”
Sophomore Kaitlin Parsons really found her stride and subsequently was the top finisher (17th) for NAU at the Dick McGuire. She now looks ahead to the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate.
“It really boosted my confidence,” Parsons said. “It did take me a little bit to be where I am now but I have found where I need to be. I’m just hoping to get better.”
The NAU golfers seem confident and excited to continue on to Palm Desert.
“Everyone’s looking forward to the next tournament,” said junior Stephanie Kim. “We’ve been working really hard and focusing on what we have to do, so I think we just have to stay on the positive side and we will play well.”
Despite the less than cooperative weather in Flagstaff this past week, the NAU women’s golf team has been able to put in a lot of work and get back on track, and they look forward to Palm Desert with expectations set high.