By Rachel Dyl
Both the Denison men and women’s golf teams travelled to away tournaments to end up placing seventh and fifth respectively overall.
The women participated in the Pat Clouse Invitational hosted by Wittenberg at the Springfield Country Club on Saturday and Sunday. After the first day of competition, the Denison women were tied for sixth place compiling 349 strokes. At the end of the weekend, they placed fifth overall out of fourteen teams with Annie Miller ‘17 leading the charge for Denison scoring 83 on the first day, and 80 on the second day. Other notable performances came from Sammy Seibel ‘17 who shot 85 and 87 as well as Sophie Kollin ‘18 who shot 89 and 75 in the tournament. This tournament marks the end of the women’s fall season.
Reflecting upon the fall 2015 season, Kollin said, “The team atmosphere was really good this season. We all worked on things that needed to be improved and everyone contributed throughout the season. We are going to work hard over the winter and hopefully score well as a team in the spring.”
The men attended the Nye Intercollegiate held at Wooster Country Club. On the first day of competition, Richard Van-Voorhis ‘16 and Knox Montgomery ‘19 led Denison in scoring with a pair of matching scores of 79 strokes. After the first day came to a close, Denison was tied for sixth at Wooster with 318 strokes. The second day of competition was led by Jonathan Taylor ‘17, who scored a 74 and tied for 14th place individually. The second day came to a close with Denison finishing in seventh place with 637 total strokes, leaving them six strokes behind sixth place Ohio Wesleyan.
Van Voorhis looked back at the season saying, “We started off the year great with a couple good finishes. We are a very young team and it’s nice to see the newcomers score some low numbers. Although our last two tournaments were a little rocky, I feel we will finish strong in conference in the spring.”
Stay tuned for updates about men and women’s golf spring 2016 when their seasons commence in March.