Rockets part of Golfweek’s top 10 women’s college golf moments

December 17, 2015 | Athletics, News
By Steve Easton

The University of Toledo is included on Golfweek’s Top 10 list for the top moments in women’s college golf in 2015.

The Rockets enjoyed their best fall season ever with three tournament titles and achieved a ranking among the top 100 teams in the nation. Toledo posted wins at the Rocket Classic (Oct. 5-6), the Mid-American Conference Fall Preview (Oct. 10-11) and the Florida International University Pat Bradley Invitational (Oct. 25-27).

It's been a banner fall season for the women's golf team.

It’s been a banner fall season for the women’s golf team.

Toledo is ranked No. 8 in the story, which contains the following description:

8. The most heartwarming story of the fall has to be the rise of Toledo. Head Coach Nicole Hollingsworth had a scare with death over the summer, but she has rebounded remarkably well. And her team has followed suit, as the Rockets earned three victories this fall and currently sit 87th in Golfweek’s rankings.

“It is very humbling to appear on this list for our success and my personal health story,” Hollingsworth said. “I am very thankful to Golfweek for being included in this listing.”

Seniors Sathika Ruenreong, Manisa Isavas and Morgan Salm are leading the Rockets with 73.5, 74.9 and 75.6 stroke averages, respectively.

UT also is receiving solid contributions from its freshman trio of Pimchanok Kawil (76.3), Catriona Griffin (77.4) and Natcha Daengpiem (77.5).

As a team, the Rockets are averaging 299.3 strokes per round, nearly three shots better than the 2013-14 squad’s school-record total of 302.1.

In addition, the three-time first-team All-MAC honoree Ruenreong is one stroke lower than her school-record mark of 74.5 in 2013-14.

Toledo will open its spring season at the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagle Invitational Feb. 12-14 in Estero.

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