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Kaleb Lester has played on some of the biggest courses, now he brings that experience to Georgetown College. The North Carolina native signed this past week to play for the Tigers.
Lester finished in the Top 10 of the 2A State Championship recently, which was played on the Longleaf Golf Course at none other than historic Pinehurst. A little over a year ago as a junior he played at Florida's World Golf Village in the Junior American tournament that had 78 golfers from 20 countries. The course Lester played was Pebble Beach, might sound familiar to even the causal golf enthusiast.
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.
Georgetown College men's and women's golf traveled to Jamestown, Ky. for the Blue Raider Classic. Madison Huegel led the charge, finishing fourth overall in the men's competition.
The Tiger men finished ninth out of 11 teams, with three scorers in the top 50 golfers. The Tiger women finished seventh out of eight teams, with all scoring players finishing in the top 40 golfers.
Madison Huegel improved upon his round one 79, shaving seven strokes and finishing second at the Georgetown Invitational in Florida at World Golf Village. The freshman was joined in the top five by teammate Jacob Flora as the Tigers again shot a 326 and finished second overall for the two-day match.
Huegel's impressive round two put him just five-shots back of medalist for Georgetown College men's golf spring opener. He leap-frogged William Carey's Michael Maley and Kyle Curtis. Flora moved up two spots from day one, taking two-strokes off his first day total for a 79 in round two.
Georgetown men's golf had four of its scoring players finish in the Top 8 of round one Monday in the team's opening tournament in Florida at the World Golf Village. The Tigers were led by Madison Huegel's 79. The freshman from Georgia finished tied for fifth.
"It's been a crazy preseason for us and after day one I'm pretty happy with how our guys were playing," said GC coach Flash Williams. "At the end of the fall season we were shooting around 321 average as a team. To open the spring season, after not really being able to practice much outside, we shot a 326.
"Madison played very well and I was glad to see him in the Top 5. All our scorers were in the Top 10."