UE Women’s Golf Opens 2022-23 Season On Sunday


UE Travels To Redbird Invitational

 EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Action gets underway this weekend for the University of Evansville women’s golf team, who opens the 2022-23 campaign at the Redbird Invitational in Normal, Ill.

Weibring Golf Club is the host course for the event with Sunday’s opening day beginning with an 8 a.m. shotgun start and 36 holes of play.  Monday’s final found commences at 8:30 a.m.  Par will be 72 and the yardage is set at 6,010.

Joining the Purple Aces in the event will be Eastern Kentucky, Illinois State, Northern Illinois, IUPUI, Bradley, Butler, Drake, Loyola, Bowling Green, Indiana State, Ball State, UNI, Valparaiso and Southern Indiana.

Last season saw the Aces finish on a high note, earning their second-best finish at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship.  Led by Mallory Russell, UE finished in fifth place in the tournament.  Russell tied for 4th place in the event, marking her highest finish of the season.  She led the team with a 78.46 stroke average.

Seniors Allison Enchelmayer and Alyssa McMinn completed last year with averages of 79.63 and 79.74, respectively.  For Enchelmayer, this weekend marks a homecoming as she is a native of Bloomington, Ill.  Her junior season was highlighted by a strong outing at the Indiana State Invitational where a final-round score of 75 helped her secure an 8thplace finish.

McMinn was playing her best golf as last season concluded, earning top 20 finishes in each of the final three events.  After tying for 9th at the Murray State Invite, McMinn tied for 19th at the MVC Championship.  Caitlin O’Donnell returns for her 5th season with the program.  The 2021-22 season saw her record a pair of top 10 efforts last fall including a 7thplace outing at the Butler Fall Invitational.

Magdalena Borisova put forth a solid freshman campaign last year and improved as the season moved along.  After posting an 84.20 average in the fall, Borisova wrapped up the spring with an 80.21.  Her top finish was a tie for the 4thposition at the Indiana State Invitational.  Carly Frazier was another who evolved as the season progressed.  Her spring was highlighted by a season-low round of 76 at the Golfweek/AGT Intercollegiate.

Three freshmen join the UE squad this year including Kate Petrova (Moscow, Russia), Destynie Sheridan (Fort Branch, Ind.) and Grace Vandenburg (Mishawaka, Ind.).