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Austin Peay Lady Govs Golf to host F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate starting Monday


APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Golf

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – After nearly a month away from competition, Austin Peay State University women’s golf team will return to action when it plays host to own tournament, the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate, Monday and Tuesday, at the Clarksville Country Club.

Austin Peay Women's Golf. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Golf. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

The 36-hole, 10-team tournament will be played on a par-72, 5,960-yard layout. The tourney will feature seven Ohio Valley Conference schools. In addition to the Lady Govs, Belmont, Jacksonville State, Morehead State, Murray State , Tennessee Tech and SIU Edwardsville will be competing.  Also entered are IPFW, Lipscomb and Southern Illinois. Murray State is two-time defending champion.

“We are looking forward to playing at home and hosting the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate,” said APSU coach Sara Robson said. “The Lady Govs and I would like to thank F&M Bank for once again being our tournament sponsor.”

The Lady Govs not only are ready to return the course for the first time since mid-September, they are  welcoming back Robson, who was on maternity leave after giving birth to Kaitlyn Hope on July 27th. With Robson out, assistant Chelsea Harris, who was a four-year star for the Lady Govs, coached the team to a pair of seventh-place finishes against some challenging fields. The Lady Govs, in fact, posted some of their top scores in program history.

“The girls have been playing well and have had a great start to our season,” Robson said. “We have three busy weeks coming up and I know they are going to play well.

“Chelsea did an amazing job during my absence and the girls have been working hard and motivating each other. We would love nothing more than to continue our great play and have a good showing her at home this week.”

The Lady Govs team will be comprised of three seniors-Tabitha Beard, Lauren Bond and Holly Batey, a junior-Tala Mumford-and a freshman-Jessica Cathey. Sophomore Meghan Mueller will compete as an individual while junior Rachel Deaton will not play after undergoing recent surgery.

The tourney has returned to the Country Club, which hosted the tourney for its first 12 years, after a one-year respite at the Links of Novadell. The Lady Govs are seeking to win the tourney for the first time since 2002.

“We have a great tournament field that includes six other OVC schools,” Robson said. “We have the advantage of being familiar with the very difficult and very fast Clarksville Country Club greens and hope to use that to our advantage.”

About the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate

Women’s Tournament

F&M BankThe F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate Tournament is a two day event with one 18-hole round each day. Play will begin with a 8:00am-9:30am CDT, shotgun start. Tuesday’s play begins with an 8:30am CDT shotgun start. Each school will field a squad of five, scoring the four lowest rounds.

The 2012 field consists of 10 teams, 17 individuals from the following schools: Austin Peay, Belmont, IPFW, Jacksonville State, Lipscomb, Morehead State, Murray State, Tennessee Tech, Southern Illinois, and SIU Edwardsville.

The tournament takes place at the Clarksville Country Club, in Clarksville TN, which is a Par 72 course with  5,960 yardage. The course opened in 1965 and George Cobb was the course architect.




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