by Andrew Watson ~ Guest Writer
The Hornets began the season with a bang at the Bridgewater Invitational, as they obtained their first win of the 2021-2022 golf season. In this season-opening win, the hornets set two program records. These included the lowest single-round team score of 300, as well as the program record for the lowest tournament team score, at 612.
The team was led by Emily Brubaker, a sophomore, who shot 72-74, to claim the individual title by four shots. This 36-hole total was the second lowest in team history and helped her to her third career individual tournament championship.
Brubaker referred to the expectations set by the team, stating, “Beating our previous record of 310.” By eclipsing these expectations in the first event, the team looked to improve on an already strong start to the season.
The team then traveled to the Generals Cup Invitational, hosted by Washington and Lee. The hornets fought their way to an eighth-place finish among the strong field. The Head Women’s golf coach, Michael Veverka, stated, “The team did not finish terrible, but they definitely could have played better.”
Following this, the team worked to improve their games heading into the semester ending Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational in Miramar Beach, Florida. The team struggled in round one but battled back the final two days to earn a 15th place finish among the top-ranked field.
Following this tournament, Emily Brubaker earned her second ODAC Player of the Week award of the season. This just outlines another bright spot in the opening semester of the season for the Hornets.
The women’s golf team finished the fall season ranked 37th in the nation and Emily Brubaker finished ranked in the 27th position (Retrieved from Golfstat.com). If the record-setting performances of the semester are any sign of things to come for the hornets, then a successful championship season is expected in the spring.
Coach Veverka stated that moving forward into the spring semester, the team is after “very small incremental changes.” The team believes that with this, its push for a bid into the national championship is within reach.
For more information and to follow the team, please visit The University of Lynchburg Women’s Golf Team (lynchburgsports.com) for updates and news about the season.