Spurs & Feathers: Gamecocks Motivated Entering Spring|
Feb. 17, 2017
By Kyle Heck (Spurs & Feathers)
The South Carolina women's golf team made quite the statement to begin the spring down in Tallahassee, Florida for the Florida State Match-Up. The Gamecocks led after the first day, and eventually used a program-record 847 (-17) to claim a second place finish at the event.
"We didn't come away with the win, but I'm really excited about the way the team started," head coach Kalen Anderson said. "It's a good building point for the spring, and definitely something we can work off of. I'm very pleased with the performance."
South Carolina is led by star senior Katelyn Dambaugh, who turned down professional golf to return to the team this spring. However, Anderson has been excited to see the improvement of the other golfers on the team.
Freshman Ana Pelaez came into the spring much-improved, and her head coach knew that if she played in a tournament like she had been practicing so far, she could have a special outing. In the first outing of the spring in Florida, Pelaez finished second place in a packed field.
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