Men’s and women’s golf struggle in weekend invitationals

The Bradley university men’s and women’s golf teams had an eventful weekend as they traveled to compete in their respective tournaments.

The women’s golf team participated in its second invitational of the season on Sept. 12 and 13 at the Diane Thomason Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa. On the first day of the tournament, the team finished in ninth place with an overall team score of 994. After all rounds had concluded on Sunday, the women’s golf team finished 10th in the tournament.

“We didn’t do that great,” head coach Mary Swanson said. “We had some individual reasonable rounds, but we didn’t really string anything solid together. In the grand scheme of things, it’s only going to help us get better.”

Senior Danielle Lemek placed 13th overall at the invitational as she finished the final round of the tournament with a score of 78 and a cumulative tournament score of 228.

The women’s golf team will head to the UIC Fall Shootout at Lemont, Illinois. on Sept. 19.

“It’s just a one-day event,” Swanson said of the UIC Fall Shootout. “It’s a little more casual in the sense that I don’t think a lot of people are going to get practice rounds.”

The men’s golf team competed Sept. 13 and 14 at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate tournament in Normal, Illinois.

This was the first tournament the men’s golf team has competed in as they opened their season with a nice performance. After 36 holes, the team finished its rounds on Sunday, taking fourth place. By the end of the tournament on Monday, the team finished 5th overall among the 18 teams that participated.

In the individual standings, Bradley freshman Drake Bushong finished second place overall in the tournament with a score of 214 at the end of his rounds.

The men will continue their season as they compete Sept. 28 and 29 at the Derek Dolenc Invitational in Edwardsville, Illinois.