APSU Sports Information: APSU Golf
Gulf Shores, AL – Attempting to bounce back from its fall season’s worst tourney, Austin Peay State University women’s golf team will head to Gulf Shores, AL, to play in the UAB Fall Beach Bash, Monday and Tuesday, at the Peninsula and Racquet Club.
The two-day, 36-hole tournament will be played on the 6,050-yard Marsh and Cypress courses at the club. Eleven teams will compete in the tournament. In addition to the Lady Govs and host UAB, Southern Mississippi, Memphis, Marshall, Belmont, Tennessee Tech, North Dakota, South Dakota, West Florida and Texas Pan American.This will be APSU’s final fall tournament. The Lady Govs are coming off a 12th-place finish at Memphis, which saw APSU shoot a three-round 1005 score. They will attempt to rebound without No. 1 player
Rachel Deaton, who was forced to withdraw from Memphis with feet issues (plantar fasciitis).
All remaining seven Lady Govs will play in the Beach Blast, with two as individuals. Junior Holly Batey was the only Lady Gov to break 80 last Monday and Tuesday at Memphis. She will be joined by fellow junior Lauren Bond, sophomore Tabitha Beard, freshman Marta Gutierrez and senior Ashley Averitt to comprise the team. Sophomore Tala Mumford and freshman Meghan Mueller will play as individuals.
“It is important in golf to focus only on the shot or task at hand and not let the past or the future into your thought process,” APSU coach Sara Robson. “We are going to come out this week with a renewed sense of focus and a positive approach to the golf course, our games and our abilities.
“(Former Lady Govs golfer and current graduate assistant coach) Chelsea (Harris) told one of the players the other day ‘you can’t fulfill your expectations until you truly trust and believe in yourself.’ She is absolutely correct! We are looking forward to this week and ending our fall season with two solid rounds.”