Women's Golf - Wed, Oct. 2, 2013
Georgetown College women's golf had all five ladies finish in the Top 35 golfers during the Bluegrass Fall Classic at Cherry Blossom. The lone home event during the fall was not always easy, but one coach Flash Williams hopes serves as an early learning curve.
The team finished sixth out of seven teams with a 705.
"Watching each of them play, you know they are all great golfers," Williams said. "They will start off and be having a great round, but one rough hole will mess them up for a few others and by then they've taken themselves out of contention."
Sydney Swingo led the Tigers with a two-day total of 165. She started off strong with a 79, five-over, on day one. She was tied for eighth at that point, but struggled to an 86 Tuesday to finish tied for 17th.
The other four team scorers all improved on day their standings in the final round, but two still had more strokes on day two. Haley Hart and Lauren Von Ohlen either dropped strokes or maintained to finish with a 180, tying them for 27th with fellow teammate Corri Collins, whose second day total of 91 was two-strokes off her Monday round of 89.
Katie Jones was the final team member in the hunt for a score. She shot a 93 and a 94 for a 187 on the tournament.
"Golf can be such a mental game," Williams said. "I know they can all shoot in the 70s and 80s, but we have to eliminate letting one hole disrupt the flow. When you step to the next tee box, it is a fresh start."
University of the Cumberlands ran away with the event, shooting a 603. Second place Lindsey Wilson College had a 631. Campbellsville University shot a 642 for third. Cumberland University was fourth with a 659. University of Pikeville's 675 put them in fifth. St. Catharine College rounded out the team scores with a 747.