Gearing up for the spring semester
As fall semester ended, the NAU golf team finished on a strong note with a 5th place finish at the Cal Poly Lamkin Grip Woman’s Invitational on Nov. 7-8.
But their focus has shifted, as the NAU golfers look ahead to the second half of their season.
Coach Brad Bedortha announced that new recruit, right-handed freshman Darian Spivey, is ready to play this spring semester.
“Now we have six players,” Bedortha said. “Now we have a little bit of competition amongst our team. Some of our better teams have had that competition where they knew that they needed to play well.”
The Jacks begin their season in Tucson, for the Wildcat Invitational, taking place Feb. 5-7.
As the NAU golf team gears up for its first tournament of the spring semester, sophomore lefty Kaitlen Parsons is not concerned with the quick turnaround from break.
“We have a week and a half until our next tournament,” Parsons said. “Our dedication and commitment to our sport is what is going to get us to keep playing successful.”
Junior Stephanie Kim, who ended last season tied for second at the Cal Poly Lamkin Grip Woman’s Invitational with a score of 151, hopes to continue her success at the Wildcat Invitational.
“I’m really excited to start the season again,” Kim said. “I have been waiting forever for tournaments to start.”
After the Wildcat Invitational, NAU tees off in Sedona for the Red Rocks Invitational March 3-4. Less than a week later, NAU travels to Rio Verde for the Rio Verde Invitational on March 9-11. NAU will finish March at St. George, Utah for the BYU at Entrada, March 19-20.
The Lumberjacks end their season with the Big Sky Conference (BSC) Championship in Chandler, April 22-24. NAU was recently picked to finish second in the BSC 2012 pre-season poll with 55 points and two first place votes. Sacramento State University was picked to finished first.