Golf - Wed, Apr. 6, 2016
Georgetown College men's golf team dropped one spot in the final team standings as St. Catharine College caught and passed them Tuesday in Campbellsville, Ky. The Tigers finished seventh in their first tournament in more than a month, but sophomore Kaleb Lester took ninth overall.
"Of course this is not where we thought we'd be after round one, but we played well on a tough course," said GC coach Austin Sparks. "Hopefully what we learned here has prepared us for what we will face at a more familiar course this weekend in Pikeville."
GC will be back on the links Saturday in the Bears' spring tournament.
Lester shot a two-day total of 151, a stroke back from eighth and eight off the leader. He was tied for 12th going into the day and finished in a five-way tie for ninth.
Connor Taylor improved by three strokes in round two to finish tied for 32nd. Braxton Brophy finished tied for 43rd and the final scorer Chris Clopton took 50th.
The women finished eighth overall led by freshman Kat Leighty. She finished 23rd with a two-day total of 172.
Mary Catharine Borders tied for 40th and both the other scorers were also inside the Top 50. Sydney Swingos finished 43rd and Haley Hart 48th.
"When you go so long between tournaments it is hard to keep up that feel," said GC coach Taylor Elder. "We had great moments of rhythm, but let the bad holes take our focus away. Sometimes you just have to write the number down and let that hole go. We want to focus on each tee box at a time."
The women will also be competing again this weekend in Pikeville.