The Richmond Register

March 25, 2014

GLENMORE: Lady Colonels win Bobby Nichols Tourney

By Glenmore Jones
Register Golf Columnist

RICHMOND — 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!

Arlington a future Garden of Eden

Arlington Course Superintendent Jim Cox was just notified by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program that Arlington has been recertified as a member in good standing in their program.

Brandon Sears, from the University of Kentucky Extension Service, visited the course this past June. He thought the course was an excellent example of how golf courses can provide wildlife habitat, and was especially impressed by the various wildflowers on the course. In particular he liked the connected patches of native grasses between the holes that offer wildlife corridors for movement.

Arlington’s pest management methods are excellent and the reviewer was very impressed with their exceptional chemical records and storage facility. They applauded Arlington’s use of scouting and setting thresholds for turf diseases and pests.

There are now 2,200 golf courses enrolled in the program and 873 are designated as sanctuaries.

Thanks to the hard work that course superintendent Jim Cox and his staff have done, Arlington is now one of them.

Hats off to you nature lovers!

Mahalo!

Upcoming events

Saturday, April 26 at Battlefield — Parents of Seniors from MCHS will be hosting their fourth-annual Golf Tournament. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this fund raiser will be used to sponsor “Project Graduation”, an all-night lock in for seniors the night of their graduation. Project Graduation increases awareness of the dangers of drinking, drugs, driving under the influence and to reduce the number of youth involved in alcohol and drug related highway crashes. This event creates a caring, supportive environment and encourages more open communication between our youth and adults.  We are seeking sponsorship or gifts in kind from our valuable community members, such as you. More details next week.

Madison Country Club — Men’s League begins April 3. Call the Pro Shop at 623-6468, for more details.  

Final thought

The monsters of the mind are far worse than those that actually exist. Fear, doubt, and hate have hamstrung more people than beasts ever have — Christopher Paolini

If you have any golf news, stories, holes-in-one, etc, e-mail me at   glenmorejones@gmail.com.

Until next time ... live, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore.