WESTON – The West Virginia Wesleyan women's golf team is positioning themselves as the favorite in the upcoming Mountain East Conference Fall Championship next week at the Glade Springs Resort.
In an absolute stunner Tuesday at the Palmer Course at the Stonewall Resort, the Lady Bobcats jumped from third to first after shooting a red-hot 332 on the difficult course in the MEC Fall Tournament.
Wesleyan shot a 369 on day one and found themselves in third place and 13 strokes behind co-leaders Charleston and Wheeling Jesuit.
Led by Whitney Milhoan's round two 80, which was the best round of day two, the women leapfrogged Charleston and Wheeling Jesuit to win their second straight tournament.
Last week they won the OVU Classic.
Wesleyan shaved 37 shots off their day one total of 369.
"It was a huge comeback today," remarked head coach J. D. Lamm. "They never gave up and fought their way around the course today. They stayed in the game. This is a tough course and nobody is going to play great. They kept grinding out every shot. It's about staying in the hunt and playing smarter than everyone else."
Milhoan trimmed 14 shots off her score from day one and finished seventh overall with a 174 (94-80).
Teammate Sandra Brink had a more constant tournament as she finished tied with Milhoan in seventh with a 174 (88-86).
Kylie Day knocked off 10 strokes from her day one score as she finished ninth overall with a 176 (93-83).
Becca Davis was 11 strokes better on day two and placed 11th with a 177 (94-83).
Beverly Toothman rounded out the Wesleyan roster placing 23rd with a 195 (97-98).
Natalia Jornet of Concord won the individual title with a 165 (85-80) while Sydney Brill of Fairmont State took runner-up honors with a 168 (87-81).
Charleston took team runner-up honors with a 708 (356-352) while Notre Dame College was third with a 711 (371-340).
The Lady Bobcats will wrap up their fall season in the three-day MEC Fall Championships starting on Monday at the Glade Springs Resort in Daniels, W. Va.
"We head into this Championships with a ton of confidence," concluded Lamm. "We still have some things to work on, but mentally I don't think we can go into this tournament any better than we are right now. We know now after these past two days, that if we bring our A game, we can beat anybody out there on the course."