Golf - Tue, Apr. 22, 2014
Mid-South Conference Championship golf teed off the postseason for spring sports Monday afternoon in Springfield, Ky. Georgetown College men and women find themselves middle of the pack after round one.
On the women's side, Georgetown shot a 336 – 10 strokes ahead of Cumberland University and 60 better than St. Catharine College. Katie Jones, tied for 15th with two rounds to play, shot a team-best 81. Sydney Swingo was two spots back and one-shot back with an 82. Lauren Von Ohlen tied with six other ladies in 18th with an 83. Deanna Johnson's 90 was the other scoring card for the Tigers on day one.
"All the scoring ladies finished in the top 30," said GC coach Flash Williams. "It is a really good position after day one. In the past this tournament has only been a two-day affair for the women. We went to three this year, making it more of a marathon than a sprint. These ladies haven't had much of a chance to play this spring due to the crazy Kentucky weather, but it seems as though we are peaking at the right time."
Haley Hart shot a 92 and Corri Collins finished with a 96 for the other Tiger lady golfers on Monday.
The men are sitting seventh with a 313 after round one. They are eight strokes better than Bluefield College and 10 ahead of Shawnee State University.
Madison Huegel's 76 tied him for 15th after round one. To illustrate how packed the competition was, Brett Doggett shot a 77 and finished in 21st. Logan Smith shot a 79 and Jacob Flora an 81.
"The men's side is stacked and you can tell by all the ties going on after round one," Williams said. "All our scorers were in the top 40. We have two rounds to work with now, which I think will play in our favor. The more my guys see the course, the more comfortable they will feel and the better we will do."
Dylan Underwood is the other Tiger playing for the men. He shot an opening round 91.
All teams are back in action Tuesday morning. Tournament will conclude Wednesday afternoon.