Women’s Golf Takes Second During Tri-Match

Senior Gillian Marini tees off during the tri-match with McDaniel and Mary Washington (Photo courtesy of David Sinclair, Gettysburg College Athletics)

Senior Gillian Marini tees off during the tri-match with McDaniel and Mary Washington (Photo courtesy of Gettysburg College Athletics)

By Brody Tennant, Staff Writer

This past Sunday, the Gettysburg College Women’s Golf team headed to The Links at Gettysburg to take part in a tri-match with McDaniel and the University of Mary Washington. The team ended the match with a second-place finish.

Head Coach Susan Konstalid was very enthusiac about her team in the fall.

“There were a lot of things I liked from the fall… Gillian showed some strong leadership skills and helped her teammates a lot.  Cam was a welcome addition to the team. She is adjusting well to both college life and college golf.  She had a good fall season and has tremendous potential.  Virginia showed great consistency even though she had an internship in NYC over the summer and was unable to play golf. Keira has a wonderful attitude.  She always has a smile on her face and is always so positive.  Lindsay has a very positive attitude and adds to the positive team chemistry. I feel very fortunate to be able to work with all of them!”

First-year Cameron D’Amica led the team for the day, posting a 91 for the match and finishing second out of 14 contenders. Senior Gillian Marini shot a 102 on the day, which was good enough to place fifth, and fellow senior Keira Cooney tied for sixth with a 106.

Senior Virginia Martin shot a 106 and sophomore Lindsay Waller shot a 129 to round out the team for the match.

Coach Konstalid is also very enthusiastic about the spring.

“I (and our team) look(s) forward to the challenge of winning another conference championship this spring.  I’ve looked at the scores this fall from our other conference schools, and they are good. The other schools in our conference have improved a lot,” said Konstalid. “The competition is probably the best it’s ever been.  And there is probably more parity in our conference than ever before. Because of the competition, we will have to work hard to achieve our goals.”

She is also going to challenge her team for the spring, pushing them to achieve their goals and be the best team they can be.

“When the team gets together in February for our first practice of the spring, we will talk about our goals and expectations. We will then have to ‘plan the work’ and then ‘work the plan.’ I think the team members play better when they have a challenge. I expect everyone will want to work hard to be the best they can be.  I expect the journey this spring will be fun!” she said.

The team is looking forward to continuing its success in the upcoming spring season.

Women’s Golf Leaders:

Scoring Average

Gillian Marini             92.3
Cameron D’Amica     92.8
Virginia Martin        101.8

 

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