The defending OVC Champion Lady Colonels beat five other Ohio Valley conference teams on their way to a victory in the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate in Sevierville, Tenn. this past Monday and Tuesday.
The Lady Colonels shot rounds of 318 and 307 for a total of 625, four shots better than second-place Evansville, 629. Indiana State and Marshall tied for third at 631.
The EKU ladies beat OVC schools Murray State, fifth, Belmont, sixth, Austin Peay, T-seventh, Tennessee Tech, ninth, and Tennessee State, 12th.
Anna Gleixner led the Colonels with a total of 153 for a tie for fifth place overall. Emilie Simmons had a 155, T-eighth Overall; Sofie Levin tied for 10th with 156; Rachel Welker tied for 33rd with 164 and Becky Sharp tied for 41st with 166.
The 13-team event was held at the par 71, 5,803 yard Highlands Course at the Sevierville Golf Club.
Congratulations to you sweet swingers.
Coach Mike Whitson will bust his buttons with this team.
The Colonels will be back in action on Sunday at the three-day MSU Eagle Intercollegiate hosted by Morehead State in my past residence Ocala, Fla.
May the sun shine on you and the wind be at your back.
EKU men take second
Last Tuesday, the Eastern Kentucky University men’s golf team took second-place honors at the 54-hole Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate Tourney in Sevierville, Tenn.
Senior Stuart Witt led the way for the Colonels with a tie for fourth in the field of 74 players. The 12-team event was contested at the par 72, 6,884 yard River Course in Sevierville Golf Club.
EKU was consistent with rounds of 294, 291 and 293 for a total of 878. Only the University of Tennessee played better with a three-round total of 853, 11 shots under par.
Other OVC teams that participated were Tennessee Tech, fourth, Tennessee Martin, sixth, Murray State, tenth and Tennessee State, 11th.
Patric Sundlof and Taylor Riggs were close behind Witt with 217 totals and a tie for sixth place. Travis Rose was 13th with a score of 229 and Garrett Hinton tied for 56th with a 233. Playing as an individual, Daniel DeLuca tied for 60th with a 234 and Ben Purcell was 68th with a 242.
EKU will play again beginning Sunday at the three-day Middleburg Bank Collegiate in Williamsburg, Va.
Good luck, fellas, and get Coach Pat Stephens another trophy for the trophy case!