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Golf teams improve on early struggles at tourneys

The APSU men’s golf team struggled early on and settled for a second-place tie in the Carter Plantation Intercollegiate in Springfield, La., on Monday, March 18.

The Governors’ 577 total found them entering Tuesday’s final round just three strokes off the pace behind host Southeastern Louisiana. After shooting a 6-over 294 in Monday’s rounds, the Govs rebounded with a tourney low 5-under 283, in the afternoon.

Marco Iten, after an opening-round 76, bounced back with a 68, tying for the round’s low score. Anthony Bradley, who also had a first-round 76, came back with a 2-under 70. while the team’s lone senior, Dustin Korte, followed his morning round of 78 with a 1-under 71.

“We have a group of guys who really want to be in that starting five,” APSU coach Kirk Kayden said. “Everyone wants to play and everyone is motivated. That is going to help this team in the long run-it is going to make this team a lot better.”

The Lady Govs golf team could not overcome their struggles in the early rounds and finished eighth at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate at the Sevier Golf Club in Sevierville, Tenn., on Monday and Tuesday, March 18 and 19.

After finishing up the weather-delayed first round with a 333 earlier Tuesday, the Lady Govs rebounded to shave off 16 strokes with a 317 second-round score. As a result, the Lady Govs were able to move up three spots from 11th in the 13-team tournament.

“We proved we could play with people in the second round,” APSU coach Sara Robson said.
For the second straight tourney, Jessica Cathey (158) finished just outside the Top 10 in a 12th-place tie. Lauren Bond was APSU’s second-best finisher with a two-round total of 159 (80-79), tying her for 20th. Tabitha Beard and Mumford tied for 36th at 163 while Meghan Mueller tied for 38th at 164.

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