Freshman Elisa Orduna Shackleton’s second-round score of 68 tied for the third lowest round in program history and the Eastern Kentucky University women’s golf team placed seventh last weekend at the 30th Bettie Lou Evans Invitational.
The event was hosted by the University of Kentucky.
Shackleton began play on Friday with a first-round score of 80. On Saturday, she shaved 12 shots off that total for a 4-under 68. She finished with a final round 76 on Sunday for a three-round total of 224.
The Zaragoza, Spain native tied for 22nd overall.
Former Colonel Elsa Moberly owns the four lowest rounds in EKU history with a 65 and three rounds of 67. Shackleton joins five former players who shot rounds of 68 a total of nine times.
EKU sandwiched rounds of 300 around a second-round score of even-par 288. EKU’s total of 888 was 11 shots better than eighth-place Memphis (897) and just two shots behind Tulane (886).
Kentucky captured the team title with a total of 859 (-5). Rutgers (874) was second and Penn State (874) was third. Western Kentucky (877) and Middle Tennessee (884) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
The Colonels finished in front of Akron, Murray State, Marshall and Cincinnati.
The 13-team event was contested at the par 72, 6,114-yard Big Blue Course at the University Club of Kentucky.
Newcomer Vilma Efraimsson led EKU and placed 16th overall with a three-round total of 220. She fired back-to-back rounds of even-par 72 before concluding with a 4-over 76.
Bailey Hubbard (225) and Ragnhildur Kristinsdottir (225) tied for 29th overall.
The Colonels will return to action on Oct. 18 through 20 at the Cardinal Cup hosted by the University of Louisville in Simpsonville.
Special thanks to Kevin Britton, assistant athletics director for communications & branding at EKU, for this information.
Amanda Marcum Club Champ at the MCC
Last Saturday, the ladies at the Madison Country Club teed it up in their annual club championship tournament.
At the end of a hot day on the links, sweet-swinging Amanda Marcum emerged the champion with a fine score of 79. Lisa Wall was runner up with an 85.
The first flight was won by Jo Helen Cobb with a 91. Second place went to Pat Brandenburg and third place went to Susan Bybee (96).
Congratulations Amanda and Jo Helen on your win.
Special thanks to Kristen Wilson and my wife Carolyn for this info.
All you young folks whgo are so worried about this crazy weather, take heart it has happened before. This too shall pass.
In Harold Oldham's book “Fore and Back the First Fifty Years of the Madison Country Club 1922-1972”, he had this paragraph in there that took place in 1930.
“That summer there was a prolonged drought and temperatures soared to 102 degrees, causing a two and a half million dollar crop loss. Since it is outside the city limits, the water company cut off the water to the club. In an effort to save the $10,000 worth of greens, the club purchased a 600 gallon electric force pump to pump water from the creek. Fortunately the greens seemed to prefer the creek water to city water.”
P.S. — That creek was Dreaming Creek.
In 1937 we also had the worst flood in Kentucky, that I can remember. My father drove our family to Frankfort to see that flood-ravaged city. Just about every street was under water. There was four feet of water in Hall's Restaurant on River.
The answer of a pregnant woman who was asked by a woman to whom she had just been introduced, “Are you going to have a baby?”
She responded, “No, I'm just carrying this for a friend.”
Every Friday night — Madison Country Club Scramble
Open to the public. Sign up at 5 p.m. and start play at 5:30 p.m. Fun time come on out.
In today's rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much, and forget about the joy of just being — Eckhart Tolle
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Until next time ... live, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore.