Women’s golf earns 2nd in IPFW Spring Classic

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The University of Indianapolis women’s golf team traveled to Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne to compete in the IPFW Spring Classic. As a whole, the Greyhounds placed second out of a field of Division I teams. UIndy finished with a two-round score of 640.

Freshman Katharina Keilich earned a first-place finish for her second career medal. Keilich has finished in the top 10 in all four of the Greyhounds’ spring matchups. Senior Brooke Beegle was not far behind Keilich with a third place finish.

Even with the second-place finish, Beegle thought the team could do better.

“I think we did all right,” Beegle said. “As a team we need to be more consistent and focused, [and] we need to prepare more for the upcoming events.”

Head Golf Coach Brent Nicoson agreed with Beegle’s statment but said that because of injuries a lot of players have had to take on rolls that they might not be used to.

“We did not do well at all,” Nicoson said. “We got second, but it was a fist fall second. We are currently short a couple [of] players, and many of the girls have had to step it up.”

The Hounds practice as a team, but it is not daily. Nicoson said that each golfer is expected to practice daily, though.

“They should be practicing seven days a week,” Nicoson said. “We don’t schedule them every day, but they know what we expect. Since our best player is out due to an injury, the girls know they have to step it up, and most of them are.”

For Beegle to be successful and help her team, she visits a swing coach weekly so that in various weather conditions she is prepared.

“Once a week, I meet with my swing coach, which helps me prepare for different types of weather like we experienced at the IPFW Classic and helps me prepare for the Ohio State tournament and [the Great Lakes Valley Conference] Championships.”

With only one regular season invitational remaining before the GLVC Championships, the team is on a time schedule, according to Nicoson

“If we do what we are supposed to, then we will get there. We just need to step it up,” he said.

The Greyhounds will travel to Columbus, Ohio, to compete in the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational on April 16-17.

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