Hathaway's drive leads Belles
By KATIE McVOY
Leading Saint Mary's golf team this year is returning sophomore Mary Claire Hathaway. Last season, Hathaway led the team with a 99.6 stroke average for the nine-round tournament. Hathaway hopes to continue to help lead the team and to become a more consistent player.
"I've always had an interest in golf," Hathaway said . "Being on the golf team gave me the opportunity to develop my skills to compete at the college level."
Hathaway has golfed since her freshman year in high school and being a part of the Saint Mary's golf team has taken her interest to a new level.
Hathaway had the leading score for the Belles in three matches last year. She hopes to continue leading the team this season.
"My goals for this year are to continue to lead the team to another successful season," Hathaway said.
In addition to increased leadership, Hathaway is also looking for more consistency in her play.
"From what her scores were this summer," coach Theresa Pekarek said, "she has become more consistent and will continue to work on her consistency throughout the season."
As a team player, Hathaway brings a high energy level.
"She has a lot of enthusiasm," Pekarek said. "She has a very positive attitude and she keeps the team attitude positive because of it."
Hathaway , a communications major, wants to incorporate golf in her career. She hopes to represent an athletic corporation as a spokesperson. She believes her experience at Saint Mary's will open up doors.
"I am open to opportunities that will come my way," Hathaway said. "As a result of my education at Saint Mary's."
Hathaway is looking forward to golf's second year as a varsity sport.
"We have a young team this year with great potential," she said. "I am very excited for the upcoming season."
All Sports Stories for Thursday, September 2, 1999