Brooke Foster swings right for the pin. (Courtesy of Scott Thornton from dsuhornets.com)
By Andrew Ross
Last year was the inaugural season for the Hornets Women’s Golf team, and they are ready to excel in their second season.
Head Coach Scott Thorton was content with last season, and believes only improvement is ahead.
“I was pleased with how the team finished last season. We finished third at the National Minority Championships, shooting two-of-three low rounds on the year. Being a first year program, that is something we can build on,” said Thorton.
The team was also able to make a couple of big additions this summer.
“We were able to bring in two new players, Michaela Barnett from Virginia and Suchada Anusuriys (Fah) from Thailand by way of Bellevuen Washington. Fah was player of the year in her JUCO conference, and I feel both girls will help us this season,” said Thorton.
As far as players ready to have a big year, Thorton believes all returning girls could be in for one.
“All four girls who returned from last year have shown great improvement. I feel all of them will lower their scoring averages from last year,” Thorton said.
Thorton is very excited for what’s ahead for this team.
“My expectations are high for this season. I feel we can get our teams scores down to be very competitive in all of the events we enter,” said Thorton.