Women's Golf has successful Fall



The women's golf team had a very successful fall campaign under head coach Gina Yoder-Davies. The Musketeers finished in the Top 10 in four of their five tournaments, averaging 318 strokes per round as a team. The Musketeers also finished with four players averaging an 80.

Senior Beth Hamilton led the way for Xavier, averaging 80.1 strokes for 13 rounds. Hamilton's best finish of the fall was second place at the Bowling Green Lady Falcon Invitational, shooting a 151.

Right behind Hamilton was junior Jill Stein with an average of 80.2. Stein played 11 rounds this fall, with her best performance coming at the Lady Pirate Fall Intercollegiate where she finished tied for 21st, with 234 strokes.

Sophomore Emily Shoplik had a stellar fall season, averaging 80.3. per round. She finished tied for 9th at the Unlimited Potential/Bay Tree Classic in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Abby Fowler, who was a member of the All-Independent team after her freshman season, had a productive fall with an average of 80.9.

Also contributing for the Musketeers were senior Kelly Bego and sophomore Sarah Sparks who averaged 83.9 and 86.4, respectively.

It was also a very exciting fall for the ladies as the team joined the Colonial Athletic Association, which will host its first ever Championship in the spring of 2003. The Musketeers will be joining Dayton, Richmond, Hofstra, James Madison, College of William & Mary.

The Musketeers look to continue the success when they swing into the spring season when they head to San Marcos, Texas for the Bobcat Invitational on February 24.