Women’s golf grabs second at Redbird Invitational

After finishing their rounds on Sept. 6 and 7, the women’s golf team tied for second place in the Redbird Invitational, with three of Bradley’s players placing in the top ten. The 16-team tournament was the team’s first outing, as their fall season began over the weekend.

Leading the team at the tournament was sophomore Ally Scaccia, who finished second overall at the invitational.

Joining Scaccia in the top ten were seniors Danielle Lemek and Allison Walsh. Lemek took seventh place in the tournament, while Walsh took ninth.

Head coach Mary Swanson said the team will only get better as the season goes on and as the team plays in different tournaments.

“They have played a lot of rounds, worked on a number of long and short game drills and continued workouts,” Swanson said. “We talk a lot about accessing the talent they already own when we compete but, of course, we want to continue to elevate their ability levels, too.”

In addition, each individual prepared for the new season by playing in events over the summer and making time to practice. The transition from offseason to the practices and tournaments that come with the beginning of a new season was made easier.

Swanson said the team will continue to seek more success in their upcoming tournaments.

“I think each one of them understands what they need to do to play their best for the team,” Swanson said. “I’m excited to see them reach their goals as I believe they are very attainable.”

With their goals in mind, the women’s golf team will continue their season this weekend at the Diane Thomason Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa.