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Men's and Women's Golf Team Wrap Up Season

Brette Bliss

Staff Writer

Oregon Tech's women's golf team went to Florida for the National Tournament and Montana Frame of the men's team went to Illinois for the NAIA National Championship. Both teams had successful regular seasons.

The women's golf team won seven out of eight tournaments as well as their conference championship, a first in the program's history. As a team, the women's golf team had three rounds under 310.

The men's team won three tournaments and finished in fifth place in the conference championship, putting the team at a ranking of 41st in the country.

Heidi Froelich, a graduating senior player on the women's team, says that the best part of golfing on a team is, "The people surrounding me. I would not be going to the national tournament without the girls around me."

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"I have never been to the NAIA National tournament, and this team got me there for my final year of competitive golf. I will never forget it," stated Froelich.

Being the best season of Froelich's collegiate career, Froelich also won the "Salishan tournament with a PR score 81-74, and had a scoring average of 81.8."

Montana Frame, a senior player on the men's team, finished the regular season with the conference player of the year award and was an all-conference selection.

Frame also had two wins and five 2nd place finishes. Frame was selected for the NAIA National Championship for the second year in a row.

This is Frame's second year on the Oregon Tech golf team, but he had previously played at South Western Oregon community College.

Frame's favorite part of golfing on a team is "the friendships that were developed over the years." He believes the competitive nature or being on ateam made him a better player.

Frame will not be playing next year due to senior eligibility, but looks "forward to seeing how the team progresses without me and I wish them all of the best."

Both players suggest to people interested in playing that simply playing the game, patience and consistency are important to skill progression, but above all else, to enjoy the game.

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