By Glenmore Jones
Register Golf Columnist
Last Tuesday, the EKU men’s golf team finished in a tie for eighth place with Tennessee Tech in the 13-team F&M Intercollegiate Tournament in Hopkinsville, with a score of 887.
The two-day, 54-hole event was contested at the par-72, 7,132 yard, The Links at Novadell.
Austin Peay State emerged the winner with a score of 860. Lipscomb, 867, placed second and Belmont, 872, was third. The Colonels finished one stroke behind Austin Peay State (B-Team) and Missouri State, 886.
Senior Zack Butler led the Colonels with a three-round total of 215, 1 under, and tied for seventh overall. Junior Stuart Witt was second for EKU with a 220 and in a tie for 17th overall. Taylor Riggs, 221, was third and in a tie for 25th; Andrew Yeast was fourth with a 231 and tied for 62nd and Daniel Deluca was fifth with a 247 and took 80th individually.
This event concludes the fall portion of the Colonels 2012-2013. They will return to action in the spring at the Samford Invitational on March 4-5.
I hope old Mother Nature will give you a few good days to practice this winter.
Until spring, stay healthy, study and have fun so you can come out swinging in March.
Special thanks to student assistant Miranda Brown for the info.
A football Saturday I had rather forgot
This past Saturday was one of the biggest downers I have had in a long time as all the teams I pull for in football had a bad sinking spell.
I had a great time tailgating at the Colonel Club parking lot before the start of the EKU-Eastern Illinois game, feasting on gourmet casseroles, great sandwiches and mingling with friends.
That was the bright spot of the day.
I then went to the game and watched my beloved Colonels turn in their poorest performance of the year.
I went home and found out the Wildcats got thumped by Missouri to stay winless in the SEC. I tuned in to the Wisconsin-Michigan Sate game and watched another of my favorite teams, the Badgers, lose a close game to State. I lived in Madison, Wisconsin for 16 years and was a big Badger fan.
The final Ouch! of the day was watching Georgia dominate my Florida Gators, whom I thought might go undefeated this year.
I lived in Florida for 36 years and I am a big Tim Tebow fan.
Great golfer Tom Watson said, “Winning does not begat winning. Losing begets winning because when you lose, you do not like it, so you practice and practice more so you do not lose next time.”
Tom, lets hope your words of wisdom are true so that we may see some wins next Saturday.
Golf — It’s tough game
Leading in the British Open in 1964: “Class someone once said, is the ability to undergo pressure with grace. So, what did I do? I did what comes naturally. I vomited.” — Charles Price, from Golfer at Large.
Gary Player said, “There is absolutely nothing humorous at the Masters. Here small dogs do not bark and babies do not cry.”
The amateur boxing show at Igo’s Boxing and Fitness Center that was scheduled for last Saturday was canceled by the AIBA. It will be rescheduled at a later date. I will keep you posted.
Friday at BGAD Pioneer Golf Course – Day-Night Scramble. Entry fee is $35 and includes 18 holes golf, cart and food. Format is nine holes starting at 5:30 p.m., then food and last nine holes after dark using glow balls and flagsticks. Fun event. For info call 779-7222.
All you need in a world is love and laughter. That’s all anybody needs. To have love in one hand and laughter in the other — August Wilson.
If you have any golf anecdotes, stories, or holes-in-one you want reported, e-mail me at email@example.com.
Until next time … live, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore.