Women’s golf team wins Miller Invitational, looks forward to rest of season


Members of the women’s golf team practice before the MIC championship on August 31. According to head coach Kelly Kluesner, four members of the team earned all-conference honors at this meet. Picture from @CarmelGolfGirls on Twitter

Alivia Romaniuk

The women’s golf team won the Miller Invitational on Sept. 11 with 309 points. Sophomore Michaela Headlee won the individual competition with 69 points. This was the last invitational of the season, with the tournament season starting on Sept. 20.

With the graduation of several seniors last spring, the team looks very different this year, according to assistant coach Dan Patane.

“We are much younger than last year, with only one senior and four underclassmen on our varsity roster of six,” he said. “The biggest impact has been that we’ve had to develop a lot quicker as a team rather than relying on 2-3 seniors to carry the scoring.”

However, despite this shift, member of the varsity golf team and junior Ava Nguyen said the team has great chemistry.

“Something that has gone well this season is the team’s ability to bond together,” she said. “[I love] being able to play and know that my teammates have my back and are supporting me.”

Patane said he agreed that the team had great chemistry.

“It’s fun to watch them not only be successful on the course, but see how much they genuinely love each other and pull for everyone to play well,” he said. “That’s not common in such an individual sport.”