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Men's Golf - Thu, Apr. 21, 2016

Georgetown College men's golfer Kaleb Lester saved the best for last at the Mid-South Conference tournament presented by Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac at Bowling Green Country Club.

The sophomore shot a round low 69 to finish even for the three-day event and tied for fourth. He entered the day tied for 11th.

"It was a great round and he had a pretty great tournament," said GC men's coach Austin Sparks. "He was close to qualifying for the national tournament."

As a team the Tigers finished sixth out of eight teams, sliding a few strokes in the final round to finish four back from Campbellsville University.

University of the Cumberlands ran away with the event, leading by seven shots after day one and finishing with a 23-stroke cushion.

Georgetown's three other scoring golfers finished in the top 35 as Braxton Brophy shot a three-day total of 235 to tie for 31st. Chris Clopton and Connor Danis were two shots back and tied for 33rd.

Connor Taylor carded GC's second-best, day-one round behind Lester, sitting just four shots back from even par. However, he tallied back-to-back 81 rounds to finish tied for 37th.

"I'm proud of what we accomplished this season and look for this to be our starting point for next season," Sparks said. "This spring was a little hectic only competing in four tournaments, none in the month of March."

The team started with a February tee off in the Georgetown Invitational in Florida, but then did not play competitively again until April. Then GC shot seven rounds of golf in 17 days.

"That's a tough schedule and for them to handle all of that turnaround is pretty impressive," Sparks said. "I want to get into more tournaments during the spring next year and space them out more too where we can have time to take what happened at meets and practice on specific skills to prepare for the next tournament."



 

 
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