Patterson Leads SMWC to Victory at Hulman Links
August 31, 2014
Course: Hulman Links Golf Course
Conditions: Rain Showers
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) golf team continued to play well on Sunday after winning the Battle at Bloomington Invitational on Friday. The Pomeroys defeated Oakland City University in a dual match at Hulman Links Golf Course on Sunday.
The Pomeroys carded a 339, which put SMWC ahead of Oakland City by 45 strokes at the end of the day as OCU shot a 384. Junior Morgan Patterson carded a 78 to lead the Pomeroys. She finished the day tied with OCU’s Brittney Walker as the match medalist.
Senior Sloane Engle shot an 86 on the day, while junior Abby Abel followed right behind with an 87. Freshman Tori Muncy finished with a card of 88, while junior Shelby French carded a 97, and sophomore Kelsi Brown carded a 122.
Sunday saw personal best cards for four SMWC competitors with Patterson, Abel, Muncy, and French all having career days.
“When four girls better their 18-hole total, you can't ask for much more,” said head coach Steve Higham.
SMWC will be back in action on September 6-7 when the Pomeroys take part in the Hanover Invitational.
The United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) is a national organization that exists to provide quality athletic competition on a regional and national level. The USCAA focuses specifically on smaller institutions of higher learning and their student-athletes. The association believes that all athletes and programs deserve the same national opportunities as larger institutions. SMWC is an organization that can provide those opportunities.
SMWC's teams are known as the "Pomeroys." Their name was chosen in memory of alumna and faculty member Sister Mary Joseph Pomeroy, a Sister of Providence, who was a great advocate of athletics and physical fitness. The name "Pomeroy" is not so much a thing, but a spirit of athletic excellence and sportsmanship.