Women’s Golf: Coach: Rank doesn’t reflect play

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    Even though the women’s golf team didn’t finish as well as they may have wanted, the coach said none of the players are getting down about the team’s 11th-place finish at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown.Head coach Angie Ravaioli-Larkin said while the team’s finish doesn’t look too great on paper, it doesn’t reflect the game played.

    “Our finish doesn’t show that great,” Ravaioli-Larkin said. “But it is not that we played badly. Everyone in the league are really good players, which makes for a very competitive game.”

    Ravaioli-Larkin said though she was hoping for a higher finish, the team still wasn’t that far from the scores of those in the top five.

    “I was definitely hoping for a top-five finish,” Ravaioli-Larkin said. “I think we were about one round short from finishing in the top five, so it was close.”

    Ravaioli-Larkin said the tournament had the toughest field the team has played on this fall.

    “The first couple of days we did all right,” Ravaioli-Larkin said. “The last day we got better and seniors Catherine Matranga and Camille Blackerby really stood out.”

    Matranga and Blackerby were both under par in Wednesday’s final round of the tournament.

    While those two particular senior players stood out, Ravaioli-Larkin said the new freshman players have made a noticeable contribution to the team as well.

    Ravaioli-Larkin said it is good to have the freshman players in the fall so they can learn and be prepared for the big spring season.

    “The freshman players have been helping us out,” Ravaioli-Larkin said. “They provide the team with some depth and good scores as well.