Women’s golf gains momentum as it nears WVIAC Championship

Seton Hill University’s (SHU)  women’s golf team competed against four other teams in the third annual Sally Carroll Golf Open on Oct. 16 and 17 at Hannastown Golf Club.

The team came in second place with a 675, thirteen shots behind  Northwood University with a total of 662.

Two players who made All-Tournament Team by placing individually in the top five. Freshman Ashley Ward placed sixth with a score of 172 (90-82) and junior Brianna Bush placed first with a score of 157 (79-78).

“It was exciting to be able to win our home tournament and see that all my hard work finally paid off,” said Bush.

Sophomore Amy-Gabrielle Bartolac felt something special for playing in a tournament named for the distinguished SHU alumna, Sally Carroll.

“It was great to play with a purpose which extended beyond just playing in a tournament. We played with a leader of golf in mind, and I’m sure she had us in mind, too, even though
she couldn’t be there this year,” said Bartolac.

The competition’s namesake, Carroll, is a very prominent golfer and 1948 alumna of SHU.

Carroll competed in the U.S. Open Championship and the British Amateur.

On a national level Carroll served as president of the United States Women’s Golf Association. She was the chairperson of the United States Girls’ Junior Gold Championship Committee and was a member of the Women’s Committee of the United States Golf Association.

Carroll leaves a legacy of excellence and has made significant strides for women in golf. As a West Virgina native, Carroll has a place in the West Virgnina Sports Hall of Fame.

Carroll currently resides in Wheeling, W. Va.

The women’s golf team will compete again Oct. 21 and 22 at Canaan Valley State Park Golf Course in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) Championship.

This will be the conclude the women’s fall golf season
which began in August.

The women’s golf spring season will begin in March.

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