PREVIEW: Ladies Golf Opens Season
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary women's golf team will open its season at the McNeese Cowgirl Classic with a three-round tournament beginning on Monday.

The Ladies will play at Kosati Pines Golf Club in Kinder, La. Centenary will compete among a tournament field of host McNeese State, Central Arkansas, Redlands CC, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, UT-San Antonio, Lamar, South Alabama, Sam Houston, SFA, Houston Baptist, and ULM.

Squaring off in the Spring opener for the Ladies will be senior Jessica Marquart and freshmen Kyndal Rose, Rachel Grinnell, Claire Whitis, and Justine Kemp

Head Coach Emlyn Aubrey and team return one senior from last season's squad in Marquart and welcome five freshmen. The Ladies battled a relatively tough fall season in inclement weather conditions and lack of collegiate experience, however Aubrey is hopefully in the team's success this upcoming spring season.

"They still have a lot to learn but they are starting to understand what college golf is about. Playing two rounds of golf in one day is the biggest hurdle for them. Then getting up the next day for one more early round and traveling back to campus is an eye opener at first," said Aubrey.

"We can do workouts all day in the gym and not be prepared for 9 or 10 straight hours of golf on that first day of a tournament. But they are getting used to it and I do expect improvement from them. They are working hard at it!"

The Ladies will look for this tournament to be a building block for the rest of the season as Centenary rosters such a young and thriving group of Ladies.

"We are not necessarily looking to win just yet but to go in there knowing we have prepared to the best of our abilities and good scores or bad, take the good stuff to the next tournament. If we can do that every week, we can have a great Conference tournament in April and that will constitute a successful season for me and this young team," said Aubrey.  

Following McNeese's tournament, Centenary will head to the University of South Alabama on March 1.