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Korte second Govs Golfer to earn OVC weekly award

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityDustin KorteClarksville, TN – Junior Dustin Korte, of the Austin Peay State University men’s golf team, was named the Ohio Valley Conference co-Men’s Golfer of the Week.

Korte shares the honor with Morehead State’s Jared Flanery after they finished t-15th at Louisville’s Cardinal Intercollegiate. Korte’s second-round 70 helped the Govs overcome an eight-shot penalty following a Governors scorecard error. The mistake had the Govs starting the final round from 16th place as opposed to fifth.

“Dustin came up big for us on the final day,” head coach Kirk Kayden said. “We needed that to overcome some adversity after the first round. It was another good performance in the final round.”

The Metroplis, IL native, shot a one-over par 145 for the tournament, helping the Govs finish ninth overall and top three other OVC teams in the field. In fact, Eastern Kentucky was the next closest OVC team, trailing the Govs by six strokes.

Korte’s ability to hit fairways and make putts sparked his climb over the final 18 holes. His play was nearly flawless as hit 10 of 14 fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation. Korte finished the round with three birdies with his only bogey coming on the second hole.

“This is a deserving honor for him,” Kayden said. “He was able to close out the tournament, playing well, on some of the golf course’s toughest holes. That’s a good sign for our team.”

This is the second-straight week the Govs have claimed Golfer of the Week honors, with sophomore Trey Tarpley earning the distinction after the UK Bluegrass Invitational.


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