Women’s golf earned another top-five finish in Pueblo, Colorado at the Walking Stick Golf Course. Ong was two strokes off from the individual championship as she lead the team to finish fifth with a score of 619.
Ong expressed her thoughts about the team’s performance
“We started out at our own tournament and obviously we didn’t play our best, but that was kind of like our warm up tournament,” Ong said.
“This last tournament I finished third which I am pretty happy about it, and I played so much better.”
The Griffons started off the Pack Spring Invite in fourth place. The team shot a 306 to finish out the first round. Shi Qing Ong shot an even par of 72 to tie for third place. Chong Youg tied for 10th place as she shot a 2-over-par 74. Tiffanie Yabut ended the round inside the top 25 as she shot 79. Katie Irvin gave an 81 and Jenna Kosmatka finished a stroke behind 82.
Going into the second round Colorado Springs lead the team field with a 290. Emily Brennan from Midwestern State was the individual leader with a 2-under-par 70.
Ong started the second round with a bang as she shot an eagle on the first hole.
“I shot an eagle, which is like a 2 stroke-under-par, which it is surprising because it is like my second eagle in my 10-year long career which is awesome,” Ong said.
Yong would then finish the invite carding a 144 in the two rounds to finish tied for 10th place. Yabut ended with the two-day tournament with a 158 and tied for 24th. Irvin recorded a 167 and Kosmatka shot 168 to help the team.
Ong seems to be confident her teams abilities, “We got a good win and it was just awesome and I think we are going to Arkansas next and I am just going to hope for the best. We have been practicing pretty hard and we have prepared a lot for this upcoming weekend.”
Midwestern State won the team championship with a 587. Dixie State’s Katie Ford won individual honors with a 2-under-par 142. Western travels next to the Henderson State Spring Invitational in Mountain Home, Arkansas at Big Creek Golf and Country Club.