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Golf Govs set to host F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate

 

APSU Men’s Golf

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s golf team hopes to see its current momentum carry into their home tournament, the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate, played Monday and Tuesday, at The Links at Novadell.

The 17-team tournament features nine Ohio Valley Conference teams (Eastern Illinois, Eastern Kentucky, Jacksonville State, Morehead State, Murray State, Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech, and UT Martin), as well as Belmont, Bowling Green, Oakland, Samford, SIU Edwardsville, Towson, Troy and Western Illinois.

Play begins with an 8:00am, Monday shotgun start for 36-holes, followed by a final-round, Tuesday, shotgun start. Results will be available on www.LetsGoPeay.com and on www.GolfStat.com.

Austin Peay’s lineup will be similar to what head coach Kirk Kayden has used in the season’s first four events. Junior Luke Sherrod leads the way with a 72.3 stroke average and is coming off his season’s third top-20 finish at the Bearcat Invitational. Freshman Anthony Bradley is the other Govs player, along with Sherrod, to have all 11 rounds counted in each of the Govs four events. Bradley has a 72.8 scoring average to account for three top-20 finishes.

Senior Brian Balthrop led the Govs at the Bearcat Invitational and has most recently put up his five best rounds of the season. Balthrop brings a 74.64 scoring average, which has greatly improved over the past two events. Freshmen Marco Iten and Trey Tarpley will round out the Austin Peay lineup. Iten has 10 counting rounds and two rounds under par, while Tarpley will be making his third appearance.

Also playing as individuals for the Govs are sophomore Drew Miller and freshmen Griffen Brown and Alasdair MacLennan. Junior Logan Loftus will not be playing due to a back injury.

Historically, Austin Peay has played well in its home event. The Govs have won the tournament six times, the last coming in 2008 when Erik Barnes set the three-round tourney record with a 66-66-67=199. Eastern Kentucky is the 2009 champ, while the Govs finished sixth. Oakland’s Jacob Ziegler, who hold a No. 13 Golfweek ranking this year, was the 2009 medalist.


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