Tashae' Hedgespeth

The Ball State University women's golf team is keeping their spring season consistent, finishing another tournament in sixth place.

"The morale of the team is better than ever and we're in a really great place right now," coach Katherine Mowat said.

The team tallied a 946 at the John Kirk/Panther Intercollegiate, which was completed Tuesday. Junior Brittany Kelly lead the team with a seventh-place finish and a score of 228.

With strong teams, bad weather conditions and a course that was completely drenched, Mowat said playing was difficult but it was typical Midwest spring weather that the team was used to seeing.

Mowat said she was a little disappointed in how the tournament was played, but she says the Cardinals will be ready for the next one.

Host Georgia State University won the 13-team tournament with a 905, while Daytona State College and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock tied for second with a 919.

Junior Rachael Pruett tied for 15th with a 232 and sophomore Kristtani Cain finished with a score of 243 to tie for 42nd place.

Although the last three tournaments have been back-to-back, it hasn't broken the team's concentration.

"It's the nature of spring season, a pretty steady pace to play for two straight months," Mowat said. "We'll work really hard on the road and start focusing on the next event."

The Cardinals' next tournament will be the Saluki Invitational in Carbondale, Ill. at the Hickory Ridge Golf Course on March 28-29. The tournament will be played over 36 holes and is hosted by Southern Illinois University.