Golf - Tue, Apr. 24, 2012
Georgetown College men's golf team stormed back from a
dismal round one this past week in its own Bluegrass Spring Invitational to
finish second overall. The windy and dreary conditions Monday had the Tigers
five shots back of Shawnee State and 14 back of University of Pikeville.
"We seem to be see-sawing all season with Shawnee," said
GC coach Flash Williams. "We had a rough first round for my scoring golfers,
but they came back strong Tuesday."
Georgetown shot a 309, 24 strokes better than day one, to
tie with SSU with 642 and only eight shots back of UPike. The Tigers held the
tiebreaker and thus took second overall.
"This might be the first time we have finished that high
in our own tournament," Williams said. "I was really proud of my guys for not
buckling to the mental challenge and finishing strong."
On the women's side, GC finished second as well and
senior Marlene Nall won the individual portion.
She shot a first-round 83 for a nine-stroke advantage
heading into day two.
"Marlene is a great golfer," Williams said. "She sometimes
has a Jekyll and Hyde round - playing well on the front nine and struggling on the
back. But, she is my most consistent golfer and played better than a lot of my
guys during this tournament."
Nall returned with an 82 for her second round and won by
20-strokes over Asbury's Madison Combs.
"Overall this was a good last tune-up heading into our
conference tournament early next week," Williams said.