On Tuesday, September 17, the Cleveland Rams women’s golf team hosted a conference golf match at Reedy Creek Golf Course. Cleveland entered the match at their home course with three first place finishes, two second place finishes, and no third place finishes through five matches. Cleveland started the match with high hopes, attempting to continue their streak of not missing a podium finish.
Cleveland battled hard against the conference and took home first place with a cumulative score of 177 on nine holes. Cleveland’s scorers had an average of 44.25 in their win. Cleveland’s dominant first place finish was fueled by Sophomore Crystal Robertson and Senior Darby Reeder, both carding a 40 and tying for medalist, first place individually for the match. Jamie Adams and Peyton Desimone also contributed to Cleveland’s win, as freshman Jamie Adams carded a career best round of 46, and freshman Peyton Desimone carded a 51.
Cleveland has seen a lot of success on the course this year, primarily due to the long hours the women’s golf team has devoted to improving their golf game. Darby Reeder, who tied for first, said, “I spend about 12 hours a week practicing. I spend the most time practicing my putting.” The practice does not end with the season for some of the golfers, who play all year. Cleveland’s other medalist in the match, Crystal Robertson, said, “When I play golf outside of the season, I usually play in the summer.” Robertson also said, “In the summer I usually play four days a week, or 12-16 hours a week.” The hard work definitely pays off, as the women’s golf team has sent multiple golfers to regionals and states the past two years.
After the match on Tuesday, Cleveland has collected four first place finishes, two second place finishes, and no third place finishes through six matches. Cleveland continues their season on Tuesday, September 24 with a conference match at Wendell Country Club.