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Women’s golf takes second place

Women’s golf takes second place

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

April 6, 2017


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Taylor Howerton and teammate Kori Jacobsen led the way as the USI women’s golf team wrapped up a second place finish at the Maryville Spring Invitational in Missouri Sunday. Howerton tied for fourth while Jacobsen tied for sixth. At the end of round one Saturday, the team was in fourth place out of...

‘He wasn’t just a coach’: Golf scramble to honor Bisesi, raise money for women’s golf

‘He wasn’t just a coach’: Golf scramble to honor Bisesi, raise money for women’s golf

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

August 24, 2016


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The golf teams host a scramble each year to raise funds for the team, but it has been renamed in honor of Bisesi. The cost will be $100 per person on each four-person team and registration is due today. Teams will participate in an 18-hole scramble and have a meal afterward that is included in their fee.

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Golf breaks multiple records

Golf breaks multiple records

Caitlin Golden, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016


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Brittanie Garrison broke a 12-year-old record during the last golf tournament, a feat she attributes partly to the weather. “It was perfect weather, especially Friday, and it wasn’t very windy, and I hit the ball well,” she said. “It was like everything was going right.” Garrison shot ...

Column: Change doesn’t have to be a bad thing

Sarah Loesch

October 27, 2015


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I am not an athlete, I simply write about them. But, for this column I attempted to step into some athletic gear and understand what goes through an athlete’s mind when a change in coaching occurs. As someone whose intense distaste for change existed most of elementary, middle and high school, the pr...

Women’s golf ends fall season on high note

Sarah Loesch

October 26, 2015


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Anastasia Carter knows she can talk to Don Bisesi about anything. “I could probably just sit there and talk to him for an hour or two and just talk about life,” the senior golfer said. “not just talk about golf.” Bisesi recently stepped down as the women’s golf coach, but has stayed on with th...

New coach tees off

New coach tees off

Sarah Loesch

October 7, 2015


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Lu Anne Howerton found her passion for golf when she was 10 years old. “It was a summer program that all the kids around Bedford did,” Howerton said. “We just got into golf on the golf course and I just fell in love with it.” Forty years later and more than 100 miles from home, Howerton...

Women’s golf ready to focus

Sarah Loesch

September 9, 2015


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Molly English said the women’s golf team has a good shot at winning their first tournament. English, a senior golfer, competed in all 13 tournaments last year and said this year could be the team’s best season yet. The team has four players returning this year who were consistently earning top-five ...

Women’s golf finds team players

Sarah Loesch

April 29, 2015


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The women's golf team has had a successful spring season. Coach Don Bisesi said overall it has been successful due to the team's effort at its various tournaments. “We have won three out of six tournaments this year,” Bisesi said. “We had one bad one, but the improvement has been great.” The...

Close knit women’s golf ready for spring season

Sarah Loesch

March 3, 2015


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The women’s golf team is ready to take its trip to Florida over spring break and compete in the invitationals hosted by Butler University. Even though the players will compete against Division I schools, it will not count toward the season, they see it as great practice. “This spring break...

Coach with cancer goes to tourney in Las Vegas

Coach with cancer goes to tourney in Las Vegas

Chris Procacina

March 5, 2014


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USI women’s golf coach Don Bisesi is currently living the mind over body philosophy. About a month ago, Besesi was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. But despite the daily radiation and weekly chemotherapy, Besesi contends that his body is feeling fine, and finds a silver lining in his situation. “I’m...

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