The Murray State women’s golf squad brought home their second champion in four fall events when they scored a 19-shot win Tuesday at the ULM Fred Marx Invitational in Monroe, Louisiana at Bayou DeSiard Country Club.
The Racers posted scores of 303-305-306=914 to out-distance host Louisiana-Monroe who carded scores of 311-310-312=933. The rest of the top-5 included Lamar (940), South Alabama (937) and McNeese State (955).
Murray State placed all five players in their starting lineup in the top-15 including Linette Holmslykke who was runner-up on scores of 77-75-75=227. Moa Folke placed fourth after rounds of 76-76-77=229, while Lucila Puente Rodriguez de Austria was in sixth place with scores of 76-79-75=230. Jane Watts gave the Racers four in the top-10 by placing eighth on scores of 74-78-79=231, while Benet Amoros Benet was in 14th place on rounds of 79-76-80=235.
The Racers have certainly put together a season and half of awesome golf under Coach Velvet Milkman in posting eight wins and a total of 11 top-5 finishes. Their Ohio Valley Conference championship last April was the program’s 10th under Coach Milkman.
MSU’s Nadine Innes was fifth among 11 individuals in the event with scores of 85-86-76-247 as was 39th overall as she improved 10 shots in the final round and moved up 15 places.
The individual medalist was Elodie Chapelet of Lamar with scores of 77-70-73=220.
Austin Peay (956) placed sixth with UT Arlington (967), Incarnate Word (975), Stephen F. Austin (978), Alcorn State (1007), Murray State CC (1057) and Prairie View A&M (1101) making up the rest of the field.
The Bayou DeSiard Country Club course played to a length of 6,157 yards and to a par-72.
The Racers have but one event in their fall season. Murray State competes at the Cardinal Cup (Oct. 21-22) hosted by the University of Louisville at the UL Golf Club in Simpsonville, Kentucky.
1 Murray State +50 303 305 306 914
T2 Linette Holmslykke +11 77 75 75 227
T4 Moa Folke +13 76 76 77 229
T6 Lucila Puente Rodriguez +14 76 79 75 230
T8 Jane Watts +15 74 78 79 231
T14 Belen Amoros Benet +19 79 76 80 235
T39 (I)Nadine Innes 85 86 76 247
Dave Winder – Department of Athletics – Murray State State University
Associate AD – Media Relations