Women’s Golfer Lindsay Senger, a junior communication major works to stay on par in the classroom as well.
She was a 2002 and 2003 all-State all-Academic performer and she manages to work on her golf game. Over the summer, Senger worked on her short game and is seeing the payoff.
Senger finished in second place at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic by chipping in a birdie on her last hole. She was named one of the University of Colorado Athletes of the Week for Sept. 10-16.
“This summer I worked on my short game and my wedge play from about 100 yards in. Last year my short game was probably the weakness of my game,” she said.
She says that her putting averages and her chipping averages have “changed drastically” from last year.
Senger lead the team to a tournament victory by shooting a two-under the school record par.
“My coaches really helped me out a few weeks prior to the tournament. I changed my mind set for the tournament to try to shoot under par,” Senger said.
In her freshman year, Senger was redshirted so she could rebuild her game.
“My freshman year I was basically reworking my swing entirely, so I redshirted. The past few years I’ve been working on getting to know my swing really. Just trying to trust it a little more to a point where I don’t have to work on my swing anymore,” she said.
In the fall of her sophomore year, she played in all but one fall tournament. She shot an average of 80.2 for the semester and finished No. 50 at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic.
The transition from high school competition to college was not easy as Senger thought it would be.
“I always thought it would be a really easy transition because I played well in high school. When you get to college, it’s a completely different atmosphere,” she said.
In high school, Senger was named to several all-conference and all-state teams. But the competition has become better in college she says.
She says that the transition was all about how she “adapted in her freshman year.” Managing her time was one of the keys to her success in the transition from high school to college.
Senger started to play golf competitively in her freshman year of high school. She says her passion for golf was sparked by her father and brother.
“My dad and brother had always played golf, so they were the basically the big influence to get me to start playing. As soon as I started playing, I loved it,” she said.