After winning its ninth consecutive and 10th overall Centennial Conference title last spring, the Gettysburg College women’s golf team was picked as the preseason favorites again according to voting done by the conference’s head coaches.
Gettysburg claimed six first-place votes and 48 total points in voting by the conference’s eight head coaches. Marymount (Va.) College was the only other school to collect first-place votes, receiving two and finishing with 44 points. Dickinson College rounded out the top three by notching 36 points.
Muhlenberg College was fourth with 32 points, while McDaniel College (19 points) edged out Ursinus College (18 points) for fifth by one vote, and Franklin & Marshall College (14 points) and Cabrini University (13 points), who joined the conference as an associate member this summer, rounded out the poll.
At last season’s Centennial Conference championship, Gettysburg took a commanding 20-stroke lead into the final round of competition. The Bullets added another five strokes on the final day to finish 25 ahead of runner-up Marymount for their ninth consecutive conference crown. The Orange and Blue have won the last six championships by 25 or more strokes and finished with a two-day total of 694 (346-348).
The Bullets return a strong, experienced group in three-time all-conference honorees senior Skylar Frankiewicz (Concord, Mass./Concord Carllisle) and senior Hannah Fireman (Ambler, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) as well as senior Katie McCarthy (Westlake, Ohio/Hathaway Brown School) and sophomore Cameron D’Amica (Milford, N.J./Delaware Valley), who competed in the conference championship a season ago.
Rounding out the team’s top returners are senior Erin Schroeder (Madison, Conn./Daniel Hand) and junior Lindsay Waller (Perry, Mich./Perry).
Gettysburg competed four times during the fall season, including a victory in the tri-match with Dickinson and Franklin & Marshall at the Carlisle Barracks Golf Course last September.
The Bullets kick of the 2020 slate at the Shenandoah Spring Fling in Kissimmee, Fla. on March 12-13.
|No.||Team (1st place votes)||Pts|
|7||Franklin & Marshall||14|
This story was originally posted on the Gettysburg College Website.