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Baylee Salyers, second from left, made all-tournament team.
Baylee Salyers, second from left, made all-tournament team.
Women's Golf - Sun, Oct. 1, 2017

Georgetown College women's golf entered their third fall tournament and had its best showing with a third place finish in the University of Pikeville Invitational. Sophomore Baylee Salyers bounced back from a tough home tournament with a strong second place finish overall to earn all-tournament honors.

Salyers was tied for first, forcing a playoff with Pikeville's Laken Newsome. Newsome made a birdie on the extra hole. However, Salyers shot a collegiate personal best 73 on day one and a two-day personal best of 151.

"It was a combination of good shots and some bad shots," Salyers said. "The first day I had the run of my life, in my last six holes I went four-under par. Day two was not as great, I had one bad hole that really hurt.

"Overall, I had two collegiate personal records, and I'm very proud of that. I'm proud of how well I did, but I also know I can improve a couple areas of my game."

Senior Kylie Speicher had a top 10 finish with a two-day collegiate best. Freshman Jordan Frodge is getting a hang of the college game with a personal best round two, 85, and also recorded her first college eagle on day one.

"I'm very proud of Kylie for her play this year," said GC coach Marlene Schulte. "Last year through three tournaments she was averaging a score of 98, it's currently at 87 also through three. An eleven stroke improvement is impressive.

"As a team, I'm very happy with how we've played this fall. Our scores have been consistently lower with much less variability. I believe that's a complement to our upperclassmen being prepared and shooting what's expected of them. We realize as a team that if we clean up our putting and reduce strokes on the green we can be closer to contention with teams who are winning tournaments."

Mary Catherine Borders two-day, 179, gave the Tigers all four scoring golfers inside the top 20.

Tatum Wessling rounded out the players for GC, finishing 25th for the tournament.

Georgetown has one more fall event, heading to Rome, Ga. at the end of the month for the Berry College Invitational.


 

 
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