By MARLON SCOTT | Senior Staff Writer
High winds challenged all the golfers participating in the Women’s Ohio Valley Conference Championship that began Thursday, April 21, at Greystone Golf Club in Dickson, Tn.
Like true Eagles, the Morehead State team glided on the wind to their first OVC title.
Led by senior Chelsea Harris, the Lady Govs golf team finished the tournament in fifth place.
Harris finished the tournament with a 226 (+10). Her score was tied for fifth best.
She was one of three seniors competing for the Lady Govs for the last time.
“It was a hard day for the seniors,” said head coach Sara Robson.
Catie Tucker and Ashley Wathen were the other two seniors on the team. Wathen shot a 243 (+27) and Tucker shot a 246 (+30).
“The wind was really tough on Tucker today. She kept trying to make something happen.
That is usually when it doesn’t happen, She wanted to go on a good note. She just tried too hard.” Robson said.
“The other girls; Ashley (Wathen), Rachel and (Ashley) Averitt, they battled today. “
“It wasn’t one of those days where putts were falling all over the place.”
“We did play some of the tough holes better today, but we just didn’t make as many pars.”
Deaton shot the second best score on the team in her first OVC championship. She tied for 15th with a 236 (+20).
Harris was the only Lady Gov to break 80 on the last day.
Morehead shot an 890 to earn the OVC title. Murray was 14 strokes behind with 904.
Jacksonville State took third with 924 and Eastern Kentucky earned fourth with 932.
The Lady Govs shot 948. Eastern Illinois (978), Tennessee Tech (981) and Tennessee State (1084) finished at the bottom.
Harris was named to the OVC All-Tournament team for the fourth year in a row. She ended her APSU career by making an eight-foot putt on the 18th hole for par.
“It was great to see Chelsea go out with an even-par round, make a par on that last hole,” Robson said. “To make your final putt on your final hole is pretty awesome.” TAS