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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs Golf beat by bad weather

 

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsHattiesburg, MS- For the second consecutive week Austin Peay State University women’s golf team has lost a round of golf.

The first round of Monday’s 19th annual Lady Eagle Invitational has been canceled because of heavy rains in the Hattiesburg, MS, area. As a result, the tourney has been reduced to 18 holes, Tuesday, at par-72, 6111-yard Hattiesburg Country Club. Last week, the final round of the Racer Invitational was canceled because of inclement weather.

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

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

In addition to the Lady Govs, the tourney field includes host, Southern Miss, Belmont, Jackson State, Louisiana-Monroe, Marshall, Memphis, New Orleans, South Alabama, Stephen F. Austin, Tennessee Tech, Troy, UAB, UT-Pan American, West Florida and William Carey. The par-72, 6111-yard layout will see 18 holes played on Monday and Tuesday.

At least this week, it was just rain storms that stopped play. The Racer Invitational had to be halted at Murray last week as winds, rain and even ice-because of mid-30s temperature-pelted the course and golfers. APSU was able to take third place in the opening event, despite a somewhat disappointing 324 score.

“There is a great field in Hattiesburg and we are looking forward to the competition,” APSU coach Sara Robson said. “The girls were playing well in round two that was cancelled at Murray so they are ready to go out and redeem themselves after a disappointing round one.”

The Lady Govs will be led by freshman Jessica Cathey, whose opening-round 78 at Murray was one of just four sub-80 rounds in the tournament. In addition, senior Tabitha Beard, juniors Tala Mumford and Rachel Deaton along with sophomore Meghan Mueller will round out APSU’s team. Seniors Lauren Bond and Holly Batey will participate as individuals.

“It will be very important to stay focused, competitive, trust our abilities and believe in our games and each other,” Robson said. “We were able to shake off the cobwebs at our event last week, since it had been awhile since we competed. We are ready to go and put some good numbers on the scoreboard.”


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