A-Sun Insider: Mercer Women's Golf Experienced, Committed

Monday, February 04, 2013

In the 2012 A-Sun Women’s Golf Championship, the Mercer women’s golf team fired an 880, the third-lowest three-round total ever in the A-Sun Championship.

However, it just so happened that the teams that shot the best and second-best totals did so in the same tournament, serving as an indication as to how women’s golf in the A-Sun has progressed in the last several years.

“The level of women’s golf in the A-Sun compared to three or four years ago is like night and day,” said Mercer Head Women’s Golf Coach Gary Guyer. “We shot an 880 in the conference championship and finished third, and we got beat by two other good teams in KSU and ETSU. We averaged 73.3 in the championship, and when I first got here we averaged about 87. That tells you something not only just about our team, but that the whole conference is getting better.”

After recording top-five finishes in each of its five events in the fall, Mercer women’s golf is ready for that momentum to spill over into spring 2013. The Bears opened their spring schedule today at the Hurricane Invitational in Miami, which features a field comprised of 10 teams ranked in the top 100 and four teams ranked in the Top 50 by Golfstat.

“This first tournament will give us a good idea of where we are and what we need to focus on,” said Guyer, “because we will be playing against some Top 50 teams. The toughest thing for mid-majors is to get into really good tournaments. KSU and ETSU have been good at getting in and doing well when you are there so you get asked back. We are getting there, but it takes time.”

Read the entire feature at the A-Sun Insider blog.