CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat golf team placed sixth at this weekend's Mountain East Conference Fall Invitational.
Coach James Huber's squad placed a pair of players in the top ten among individuals. The event was held at the Edgewood Country Club in Kanawha County.
Freshman Sarah Brink led the way, firing a two day total of 162 (76-86), placing as the fifth individual.
Senior Katie Casey shot a career best 76 on Saturday and followed with a 90 on Sunday for a 166 tally as she finished in a tie for eighth place.
Notre Dame won the event by two strokes over Wheeling Jesuit, 664-666. The University of Charleston was a close third at 670. Wesleyan's total of 738 defeated league rivals Urbana (778), Fairmont (839), and West Liberty (926).
"We had some tough conditions on Sunday and that was reflected in our scores," Huber said. "Wet conditions is especially tough on your golf game...it affects your grip, you have water dripping off your hat, and your clothing gets wet and heavy. It can affect young players mentally as much as physically at times."
Huber noted that Brink and Casey both started with rough initial holes, but gathered themselves to still place in the top ten. Casey opened with a triple bogey, and Brink a quadruple bogey.
"Casey, a senior leader, has been there before fighting through adversity in bad conditions, but Brink a freshman, showed some maturity herself by rebounding from the bad hole," Huber said. "With a lot of young players, they would completely fall apart after a start like that, but she came back and still made some nice shots in the second round," Huber said. "She is going to be a big star in this league."
Wesleyan's women are idle this week. They are a mere three weeks away from the MEC Champiosnhips on October 10-12 at Glade Springs Resort.