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Former APSU Golf great Grant Leaver qualifies for PGA Barbasol Championship

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUAuburn, AL – While many PGA golfers will be across the ocean at St. Andrews for the British Open this weekend, former Austin Peay State University golf standout Grant Leaver will be participating in the Barbasol Championship, to be played at the Auburn University Golf Club.

Former Austin Peay Golfer Grant Leaver. (APSU Sports Information)

Former Austin Peay Golfer Grant Leaver. (APSU Sports Information)

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Former Austin Peay State University Governors Golf Erik Barnes chipping away at gaining PGA card

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Erik Barnes was experiencing a reality check and admitted he was nervous. In some sense it even may have seemed surreal to the former Governors Golf great.

He looked across the dais to his left, Monday, and there was fellow Web.com member Brad Fritsch. Seated next to Fritsch were PGA members Graham DeLaet and David Hearn, who lost the previous day in a playoff for the Greenbrier Classic championship.

Erik Barnes. (APSU Sports Information)

Erik Barnes. (APSU Sports Information)

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Grant Leaver, Ed Bunio, Bob Bradley inducted into APSU’s Athletics Hall of Fame

 

Written by Brad Kirtley
Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – One of the greatest Golf Governors in Austin Peay State University history plus a former football standout who returned to his alma mater to help guide the program to its only Ohio Valley Conference title were inducted into the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday morning in a breakfast ceremony in the Dunn Center’s Hall of Fame lobby.

In addition, a former superb basketball player from Austin Peay’s small college era was enshrined as part of the Hall of Fame’s Honors category.

(L to R) Grant Leaver, Ed Bunio, Bob Bradley were inducted into Austin Peay State University's Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday morning. (APSU Sports Information)

(L to R) Grant Leaver, Ed Bunio, Bob Bradley were inducted into Austin Peay State University’s Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday morning. (APSU Sports Information)

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After scratching basketball itch, Grant Leaver elevated golf game to Hall of Fame caliber at APSU

 

Written by Brad Kirtley
Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – As good as Grant Leaver was on the golf course, he had the undying desire to give basketball a shot. As a prep basketball standout, he and Matthew Dotson had formed a formidable one-two punch at Hickman County High School.

But Leaver was the cornerstone of then-new head coach Kirk Kayden’s golf team. He was named to the OVC All-Freshman team in Spring 2005 after sporting a 73.3 scoring average. He claimed his first medalist honor (F&M APSU Intercollegiate) in Fall 2005. The last thing Kayden could afford was for the 6-7 Leaver getting hurt.

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Austin Peay State University’s Grant Leaver, Ed Bunio, Bob Bradley selected for APSU Athletic Hall of Fame

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – One of the greatest golfers in the Governors illustrious history plus a former football standout who returned to his alma mater to help coach the program to its only Ohio Valley Conference title have been selected to Austin Peay State University Athletics Hall of Fame.

In addition, a former superb basketball player from Austin Peay’s small college era was selected to the Hall of Fame as part of it Honors category.

Grant Leaver, a two-time All-Ohio Valley Conference honoree who won five individual championships and played in the 2008 NCAA East Regional; Ed Bunio, a two-way player who was an All-OVC offensive tackle for the 1964 8-1-1 club and later was the architect for 1977 Governors’ championship defense, have been elected to APSU Athletics Hall of Fame. Meanwhile, Bob Bradley, who was a key member of two College Division NCAA teams in 1960-61, was chosen as this year’s honors inductee.

Leaver, Bunio, Bradley selected for APSU Athletic Hall. (APSU Sports Information)

Leaver, Bunio, Bradley selected for APSU Athletic Hall. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Titans play the Pittsburgh Steelers at LP Field on Monday Night Football

 

Tennessee Titans (2-7) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4)

Monday, November 17th, 2014 | 7:30pm CST
Nashville, TN | LP Field | TV: ESPN/WKRN

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week the national spotlight descends upon Tennessee as the Titans (2-7) host the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4) on Monday Night Football. It is the 77th all-time meeting between the former division rivals. Kickoff at LP Field (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for 7:30pm CST on Monday, November 17th.

ESPN will broadcast the game to a national television audience. The telecast can be seen locally in Nashville on WKRN News 2. Mike Tirico will handle play-by-play duties, while Jon Gruden provides analysis and Lisa Salters reports from the sidelines.

Tennessee Titans running back Shonn Greene (23) carries the ball against the Baltimore Ravens in the first half at M&T Bank Stadium. (Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Shonn Greene (23) carries the ball against the Baltimore Ravens in the first half at M&T Bank Stadium. (Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports)

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Austin Peay State University Alumni Grant Leaver qualifies for PGA’s FedEx St. Jude Classic

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUMemphis, TN – Austin Peay State University alumnus Grant Leaver qualified for the 2014 FedEx St. Jude Classic, but failed to make the cut after two rain-soaked rounds at TPC Southwind, Friday.

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Austin Peay State University Governors Golf travels to Memphis Intercollegiate to defend title

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUCordova, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s golf team will attempt to defend its tourney title when the Govs make a short trip west to participate in the Memphis Intercollegiate, Monday and Tuesday, at the Colonial Country Club South Course.

Austin Peay Men's Golf. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Men’s Golf’s Korey Smith qualifies for USGA Public Links Championship

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUNashville, TN – Rising sophomore Korey Smith, of the Austin Peay State University men’s golf team, has qualified for the USGA Public Links Championship.

Smith shot a 36-hole 140 total (70-70), at the Harpeth Hills Golf Course, shooting four under-par to place second out of 40 competitors in the June 18th event.

APSU Men's Golf's Korey Smith

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APSU Governors Golf finishes tied for 7th at NCAA Regional, Dustin Korte advances to NCAA Championship

 

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsTempe, AZ – It was a bitter sweet day for Austin Peay State University men’s golf team, Saturday. The Governors failed to qualify for the NCAA Championships but senior Dustin Korte did.

Korte shot a final-round 1-under 69 for a three-day 6-under 204 to finish eight individually at the Tempe Division I Golf Regional. He earned the NCAA Championship invitation, May 28th-June 2nd at the Capital City Club/Crabapple Course in Atlanta, GA, by recording the best individual score exclusive of the five qualifying regional teams.

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

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

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