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Womens Golf Prepares for Highland Classic

After winning 353-360 in a dual meet against Monmouth college, Augustana’s girl’s golf team had a great start to their opening season. Now, they prepare to continue their success, as they compete in the Highland Classic this Saturday at 1 P.M. here in Rock Island.
Coming off her record setting freshman campaign, Melanie Loeffler started off right where she left off: scoring an eight-over par for a score of 81, which won her the event against Monmouth in their season opener.
Head coach, Tim Lawrence, said, “Coming out with the season opening win against Monmouth makes our girls feel confident, hungry, and excited for the season.”
Augie only has 2 seniors on the team this year, so they heavily rely on the younger classes to carry the load. Lawrence wasn’t worried about the lack of older girls.
“Having good young depth is a great problem to have,” said Lawrence.
When talking to Senior Jenna Lawrence about being 1 out of 2 seniors on the team, Lawrence emphasized, “I feel it is our responsibility to demonstrate a positive attitude and respect towards our opponents.”
“This in turn,” said Lawrence, “will ultimately lead to more fun and more success on the golf course.”
Lawrence also talked about how having a relationship in golf is a big thing and that she feels the team is already very close and are all equally on the same page.
“I wasn’t sure going into this year how the team would favor with only having two seniors on the team, but after practicing and having our first meet the other weekend, I can already tell everyone is all in and is ready to compete.”
When asked about how the Vikings match up against the competition this weekend Coach Lawrence said, “There should be some great competition this weekend, but I feel that we match up favorably with the 8 teams in the field.”
Last year at this time, Melanie Loeffler shot a school record, which lead the way for the Vikings to come in 1st in the meet. This year, the team came in second place of of the nine teams that were there.

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