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Austin Peay Lady Govs Golf finishes 12th in Memphis

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Austin Peay State University Lady GovsGermantown, TN – Although Austin Peay State University women’s golf team showed improvement over the final two rounds, it was not enough to move out of 12th place in the Memphis Fall Invitational,  played at the Ridgeway Country Club.

Junior Lauren Bond had the Lady Govs low round in Tuesday's final round of the Fall Memphis Invitational. APSU Golf. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)
Junior Lauren Bond had the Lady Govs low round in Tuesday's final round of the Fall Memphis Invitational. APSU Golf. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

The Lady Govs finished the two-day tournament with a 1005. After shooting a season-worst 346 in the opening round, Austin Peay shot a much-improved 326 in completing the second round Tuesday morning before slipping to a 336 in third round. The tourney’s second round originally was scheduled to be completed Monday but darkness delayed its completion.

Samford and Memphis tied for first in the tourney, each shooting 913.

Holly BateyHolly Batey led the Lady Govs, shooting a three-round 247 (84-769-84) to finish in a tie for 50th. Batey had the Lady Govs’ only sub-80 tourney round. Behind her was Ashley Averitt (85-81-86=252), followed by Lauren Bond (89-84-82=255) and Tabitha Beard (89-82-84=255).

The Lady Govs’ No. 1 player, Rachel Deaton, who was forced to withdraw with feet issues from Monday’s second round, again was unable to play Tuesday. In fact, she will not return for the Lady Govs’ final tourney, the UAB Fall Beach Blast, next Monday and Tuesday.

Sophomore Tala Mumford, playing as an individual, also shot a (87-81-87=255).

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