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Georgetown College men's and women's golf team wrapped up the 2015 spring season at the Mid-South Conference tournament which included the season's award banquets.
The male Tigers had two of the 24 student-athletes to receive the All-Academic honor this past week. Wilson Allen and Corey Carter maintained a 3.25 grade point average or better while also being of sophomore standing or higher.
Wilson Allen shot an opening round 81 for Georgetown College men's golf team, putting him tied for 27th with 18 more holes to play in Prestonsburg, Ky.
The team is sitting in ninth with the four scoring players finishing in the Top 50.
For the second straight tournament, freshman Kaleb Lester led Georgetown College men's golf team. The North Carolina native shot a two-day 153, nine over par, to finish tied for fifth in the Mid-South Conference Fall Meet. The top five finishers earn all-tournament, Lester's second such honor this year.
As a team the Tigers dropped 13 strokes from day one to day two, improving from seventh to fifth in the overall competition at Maywood Country Club. The team shot a two-day total of 639, just six shots behind St. Catharine College.
Lester was steady both days, but Connor Taylor went from tied for 41st to 24th and improved by 10 strokes. Connor Danis was also 41st after Monday's opening round, dropped five strokes Tuesday to finish tied for 31st.
While 2011 Georgetown alum Christian Heavens is mum about the final results on his appearance of Golf Channel's Big Break Myrtle Beach, he is not shy about one thing it has accomplished for him.
"I love talking with young people and sharing my story with them," Heavens said. "This opportunity on TV, doing the game I love, has provided another avenue for me to reach more of America's youth."
Heavens is from East St. Louis, Ill. and growing up was very aware of his rough living environment. He watched as young boys made decisions to be in gangs and get involved in drugs. His family had other dreams for him.
"My grandfather sacrificed a lot for me to be where I am. He put a plastic golf club in my hand when I was young and always told me I was born to be a golfer," Heavens said. "My mom and my community have poured into me, making this opportunity that much more important. They all mean so much to me. I got out of the streets and I want others to know they can do the same."
Georgetown College men's golf coach has a dilemma any coach would welcome. Through two tournaments, Flash Williams' Tigers have been posting such great scores and so many that it is a toss-up on his scoring five.
"All my guys are shooting so well it is a difficult choice each tournament," Williams said. "Kaleb Lester made the all-tournament team in his first collegiate match."
The North Carolina native tied for fourth with a two-day total of 146, just two over par. The Tigers as a team finished third in the Pikeville Invitational earlier this week.