Women’s golf team looks forward to teeing off in paradise

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With the fall portion of the women’s golf season quickly coming to a close, coach Carrie Roberts is looking for a win at the team’s final showcase of 2013. The Rainbow Wahine Invitational will take place Oct. 29–30 in Hawaii.

“It’s hard not to be excited for Hawaii,” Roberts said. “We’re excited to play well.”

Lea Garner hits a shot during the Hobble Creek Tournament. Photo by Sarah Hill
Lea Garner hits a shot during the Hobble Creek Tournament. Photo by Sarah Hill

In the first two tournaments of the season, the Cougars secured a fifth place finish but dropped to 12th place in their last tournament in New Mexico Oct. 7–9.

Sophomore Lea Garner has had an extremely successful season so far, individually winning a tournament for the first time at Hobble Creek Golf Course in Springville and placing highest among her teammates in every tournament.

“Lea’s been playing great,” Roberts said. “She’s only a sophomore, and she got her first win; that’s huge.”

The women have been preparing for this tournament and are excited to tee off on a familiar course in an exotic location. Last year three of their starting five played in this tournament; Roberts said they are confident with the task at hand.

The Cougars look forward to meeting a few strong opponents in the Aloha State but are mostly concerned with beating the course. They are excited to finish 2013 with this tournament.

“We try to have a lot of fun for the girls,” Roberts said. “It’s kind of a reward for all of our hard work. It’s always a fun trip and a good course for us.”

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