Golfer Thompson does it again
Were Taylor Thompson a softball player, she’d bring a smile to the faces of hitting coaches everywhere.
After all it’s impossible to bat over 1.000.
Thompson’s sport is golf, but St. Xavier University coach Mike Mandakas is equally enamored of the sophomore athlete’s exploits. And why wouldn’t he be, seeing as how Thompson is a perfect 2-for-2 in tournament victories so far.
Thompson was four strokes behind the leader after Day 1 of last weekend’s Battle of Blackthorn Tournament before rallying to force a sudden-death playoff on Saturday. A par on the first playoff hole allowed Thompson to finish first once more.
“Taylor played another great tournament from start to finish,” Mandakas said. “To open up the season with two individual tournament wins is quite an accomplishment.”
Thompson shot a cumulative 149 through 36 holes, bettering her Friday score by one after firing a second-round 74 on Saturday. Behind Thompson SXU claimed fifth in the team standings at Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend, Ind.