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November 6, 2012

GLENMORE: Colonels take third in final fall event

RICHMOND — Last Tuesday, the EKU women’s golf team shot their fourth-best round this fall to finish third at the Charles Braun Intercollegiate.  

The two-day, 36-hole event was played on the par-71, Quail Crossing Golf Club in Boonville, Ind. EKU’s team total of 631 was four shots behind second-place Indiana State, 627, and six shots behind first-place Northern Iowa, 625.

Rachel Welker, playing as an individual, was the most consistent Colonel during the event. She shot a 79 on Oct. 29 before carding a 75 on Oct. 30. Her total of 154 tied for third in the field of 72.

Senior April Emerson led EKU with a score of 155 and tied for sixth overall. She struggled in the first round with a 13-over par 84 and was tied for 36th place, but fired a terrific even-par round, 71, in the second round to move into a tie for sixth place.  

Wow!

That tied the second-lowest round by a Colonel this fall. That is great golf for a cold, windy day and all the ladies handled it well.

Anna Gleixner had the next-lowest score with 158 and was 12th overall. Becky Sharp was third with a 160 and was 18th overall; Nicki Henry was fourth with a 161 and finished 19th overall and Alex Schmidt shot a 166 and tied for 36th.

Coach Mike Whitson said, “I’m really proud of the way the team finished the fall season this week. They came up here in very, very tough conditions and played a decent first round in cold, windy conditions and played really well the second day in the same bad conditions. I’m proud of the attitude they’ve had over the past few weeks after a couple of tough tournaments. They came here and really did a good job to finish strong this fall.”

Mike added, “Rachel had her best finish of the season. I hope this really gets her career jump started.”

This finishes the fall portion of the women’s season. Their next action is scheduled for Feb. 25 and 26 at the USA Women’s Invitational hosted by the University of South Alabama.

All you swinging ladies stay in shape this winter, have fun and come out with fire in your eyes next spring.

Aloha till then.

Special thanks to Kevin Britton, assistant director of public relations for all the info this year.

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