The Michigan women”s golf team has shown flashes of brilliance this season first-place finishes at the Lady Aztec Invitational and the Hatter Spring Fling, for example.
But it”s been the other tournaments where the Wolverines have struggled that continue to bother coach Kathy Teichert.
The problem of inconsistency again reared its ugly head for the Wolverines over this past weekend at the Indiana Invitational, where the team finished sixth out of 15 teams with a 54-hole team score of 958. The Wolverines finished 36 shots behind tournament winner Michigan State and 18 strokes back of an Ohio State team that they”ve defeated previously this spring season.
“We”ve been practicing so tough lately, but we just haven”t produced during play in tournaments,” Teichert said. “The tournament wasn”t bad, but we simply should have done better.”
LeAnna Wicks paced the Wolverines with a score of 237 on a par-74 course, good enough to tie for 18th place overall in the tournament. Bess Bowers turned in a 240, while Courtney Reno and Kim Benedict finished with marks of 241 and 242, respectively.
It was not a poor performance for the Wolverines. But, with three weeks until the Big Ten Championships mark the beginning of post-season play, it wasn”t exactly the caliber of performance the team was looking for.
“We can”t make the mistakes that we are mistakes that we should never be making in the first place,” Teichert said.