PALM DESERT, Calif. - Northern Arizona University's golf team traveled to Palm Desert, Calif. this weekend to compete at the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate. NAU struggled throughout the tournament as they finished 17th out of the field of 20.
"Overall I'm disappointed in our performance," said head coach Brad Bedortha. "We have a long way to go if we are going to be competitive."
The Lumberjacks' struggles on the green began on day one of the tournament as the team closed the day in 18th place. NAU was led by returners Kaitlen Parsons and Savana Bezdicek who both finished day one with scores of 79.
NAU golf continued to struggle through the final day of play as the team scored at an average of 79.3 through the final two rounds. A bright spot for the Lumberjacks was newcomer Brittany McKee who played well on day two. McKee was able to bounce back from a subpar first round, putting together rounds of 74 and 75 on day two.
"We weren't nearly as competitive as we should've been," said Bedortha. "Brittany played well in the last two rounds; she seems much more comfortable."
"It's going to take a lot of hard work, but we are going to do whatever it takes to get better," said Bedortha.
The Lumberjacks will compete at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational in Oahu, Hawaii beginning October 29th and concluding October 31st.