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Back to the basics

Back to the basics

Austin Lewis, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018

Taylor Howerton sees golf as more of a lifestyle than a sport. The senior sports management major was a multi-sport athlete growing up and played basketball and volleyball for fun.  However, Howerton could see herself playing golf for the rest of her life and wanted to make a career out of it. ...

Women’s golf takes second place

Junior Taylor Howerton follows through with her swing during the Screaming Eagles Golf Classic in September. Howerton transfered to the university to compete in the 2016 season after spending her freshman year at Indiana University.

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

April 6, 2017

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

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.

Golf breaks multiple records

Senior golfer, Anastasia Carter watches to see where the ball will land. The women's golf team finished third in the Perry Park Spring Fling.

Caitlin Golden, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

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

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

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

Head coach Lu Anne Howerton gives an itinerary for the girl’s golf team practice on Thursday.

Sarah Loesch

October 7, 2015

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

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

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

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

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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