Athletics News

Coach Joyce on the Women's Golf Newcomers

Sept. 18, 2012

Coach Joan Joyce has three newcomers on the women's golf team, which begins the 2012-13 season this weekend at the Lady Falcon Invitational, being played at the LGPA International in Daytona Beach.

Two freshmen, Christina Langer and Emily Peters, and junior Rene Kelly, a transfer from Pfeiffer University, join the five Owls' returnees.

Langer is the daughter of longtime PGA and Champions (formerly the PGA Senior) Tour professional Bernhard Langer.

"Chrissie has a lot of natural talent," said Joyce. "They say it's inherited, and it could be very much inherited in her case. She's a big strong kid, she can hit it long. Some of her technique is not terrific yet, but she's very receptive to coaching, and has made a lot of improvement already. She's going with us (this weekend) as one of our starters."

Kelly returns to the course after competing at Pfeiffer, but a couple of years ago. Meanwhile, Peters comes to the Owls from the "Great White North," joining senior Marilyne Cadieux as the second native of Canada on the current roster.

"Rene is still a little rusty," said Joyce. "She hasn't really played in the last couple of years. She has a lot of good things going for her; she handles herself on the golf course very well. She works very hard, she just needs more time on the course. The same thing with Emily. She has struggled with the grass here because it's so different than what she's played on in Canada. She, like Rene, looks very good. Her scores don't indicate it necessarily, because she's had such a hard time with her chipping and pitching because of the grass. With some work, they both have already shown improvement."

The two-day Falcon Invitational is the first of nine regular season tournaments on the women's schedule, prior to the Sun Belt Conference Tournament. The schedule can be found in its entirety here:

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