Golf Update: Women and Men’s golf season underway

Byers claims two wins in a row and the men’s golf finishes second at Any Given Tuesday Tournament

The golf team, men and women are heading into the final of their seasons. Just one tournament left and they will be competing at the conference. So far, the men’s team under the lead of coach Tee Burton finished second at Any Given Tuesday, hosted by the Coastal Carolina University. Senior Zack Byers won Any Given Tuesday individually, as well as the Palmetto Invitational. The women’s golf team, was also present at the Any Given Tuessday. Lady Bulldogs finised 7th, lead by Dominika Burdová who finished T19.

The Big South Championship is going to be played for women on April 13-16, for men on April 20-23, both in Ninety-Six, South Carolina.

Women’s Golf Team opens the season with second place at Bright’s Creek Invitational

Gardner-Webb University hosted a tournament at Bright’s Creek Golf Course starting on Saturday, February 26. It was an opening tournament for the Gardner-Webb Women’s Golf Team this Spring. Six other teams were present at the tournament and the whole field was composed of 39 players.

The weather was not very friendly during the tournament. The temperatures were between 50 and 60 degrees accompanied by rain and players had to deal with it throughout the whole first round. The second one was also played on Saturday (typically, the college golf tournaments are played in format 36 – 18, which means two rounds in one day and the last one the following day), but players were not able to finish it due to darkness, so the last holes (one or two, for the most of the players) were postponed on the morning of the following day.

The third round was scheduled on Sunday 27, but the conditions on the course were not regular for everybody. After the whole night of raining there was water on the fairways and bunkers, rain wasn’t stopping and when players finished the second rounds, the promoters decided to cancel the third round due to bad weather.

Gardner-Webb Women’s Golf Team which was led by coach Tee Burton finished second by 15 shots from this year’s champions from Jacksonville State. Dominika Burdová finished T4th (77,72), Neža Šiftar 7th (78,74), Linnea Hofgren T11th (80,76), Kayla Dowell T13th (76,81), Gillian O’Brien T22th (82,82) and Ellis Harvie T28 (83,84), who competed as an individual.