Thunder places fifth at Carthage Tournament

The women’s golf team placed fifth out of 13 teams in the Carthage Tournament on the Border last weekend.

The Thunder’s first team scored a total of 673 points in the tournament, putting them behind Carthage at 640 points, UW-Whitewater with 651 points, St. Francis (Ill.) at 658 and St. Xavier with 668 points.

In the first team, the three returning members of the team all scored below their previous season averages, with senior Alexa Tyler tying for seventh in the tournament with a score of 78, a personal best, and a score of 82 in the next round.

Freshmen Sarah Chang and Rachel Goranson made their debut performances for the Thunder’s first team with scores of 170 and 186, respectively, to help the team in their fifth place finish.

The Thunder’s second team came in 11th in the tournament with a total of 729.

Coming away from the tournament, senior Alexa Tyler had high hopes for the team.

She said, “This season could be really great for us. All of our girls put in a lot of hard work this summer and with golf, mental preparation is everything. We have a chance to continue to improve and play really well.”

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