After making giant strides forward in the 2003-04 season, the Trevecca Trojan women’s golf team delivered in a big way in 2004-05, claiming the school’s first outright TranSouth conference championship in any sport. The season consisted of nine tournaments, including four hosted by TranSouth schools.
The season started in September at the Bluegrass Fall Classic, in Georgetown, Kentucky. The tournament was cut short due to inclement weather, with the Trojans placing fourth out of eight teams posting a team score 367. Mindy Seigenthaler shot an 85, which was good enough for eighth place, just eight shots back of the leader.
Next up was the Trevecca Fall Classic, and the Trojans broke through in a big way. The Trojans defeated Freed-Hardeman by 44 strokes, posting a 746 as a team. Seigenthaler again posted the low score for the Trojans, taking the medalist honors, shooting a two day score 175. Kristi Gearhart placed second one stroke behind Seigenthaler, and Noel Moffett made the all-tournament team, shooting a 189.
In October, the Trojans played in two different Chik-fil-A Invitationals to finish up the fall portion of the schedule. In the first tournament, hosted by former TranSouth opponent Berry College, the Trojans found themselves in a field that included seven teams who finished in the NAIA top 25 in 2003-04. Trevecca finished ninth out of 10 teams, and Seigenthaler placed 19th individually, posting a 168. At the second Chik-fil-A invitational, this time hosted by Freed-Hardeman University, the Trojans claimed their second tournament title of the fall, shooting a 732, finishing a whopping 67 strokes in front of the tournament host and second place team, Freed-Hardeman. Moffett took the medalist spot, shooting a 171, five shots in front of the second place finisher, her teammate Seigenthaler who shot a 176.
After the semester break, the Trojans resumed play at the Campbellsville Invitational. In very difficult scoring conditions, the Trojans finished second as a team, posting a team score of 379. Seigenthaler finished in a tie for second individually in the one day tournament, posting a score of 87. One week later, Trevecca traveled to Daytona Beach for the Embry Riddle Eagle Invitational. Trevecca placed sixth as a team with a 767 mark, and Seigenthaler again paced the Trojans with a 170.
In their final tune-up before the conference tournament, the Trojans traveled to Freed-Hardeman for their Spring Invitational. The Trojans finished second in the tournament, shooting a 734. Moffett and Seigenthaler finished in second and third place respectively, with Moffett shooting 172 and Seigenthaler posting a 174.
The Trojans came into the TranSouth looking for a good showing to qualify for the regional tournament, and they came away with much more than that. The Trojans took the team and individual championships, upsetting the heavily favored Pipers from Lyon College by 42 strokes. Seigenthaler took the individual championship, posting a two day total of 167. Gearhart and Moffett both made the all-conference team with Gearhart shooting a 174, and Moffett posting a 178. Following the performance, Trojan head coach Michael Johnson was named 2004-05 TranSouth Women’s Golf Coach of the Year.
The Trojans season came to the end in the Region XI tourney, with the Trojans finishing third as a team by shooting a 734. Siegenthaler and Moffett both cracked the top 10 individually, with Seigenthaler (175) finishing eighth and Moffett (177) finished in 10th.