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Austin Peay Lady Govs golf in fifth place after Day 2 of OVC Golf Championships


APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Golf

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsDickson, TN – Unable to match Sunday’s score, Austin Peay State University women’s golf team still sits in fifth place after the second round of the Ohio Valley Conference Golf Championship, being played at GreyStone Golf Club.

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

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

In cool, blustery wind conditions, the Lady Govs saw their second-round score slip to a 324, eight strokes higher than Sunday’s opening-round 316 for a two-round 640.

Jacksonville State holds a five-stroke lead heading to the final round, shooting a 314, Monday, for a two-round (296-314=610).  Murray State (307-308=615) moved into a second-place tie with Morehead State (299-316) while Eastern Kentucky (310-310=620) is in fourth, just five strokes behind.

Lauren BondTennessee Tech (330-322=652), meanwhile, soared past Eastern Illinois (330-337=667) into sixth place.

Austin Peay was able to see just two golfers, junior Lauren Bond (77) and redshirt sophomore Tabitha Beard (78), shoot below 80. Beard was one-under par at the turn, including a trio of birdies and a pair of bogeys. However, the back nine led to her undoing as the Centerville native carded a trio of bogeys and two double bogeys.

Tabitha BeardDespite her late struggles, Beard sits tied for seventh individually with a two-day 154 in her first OVC tourney. Morehead State’s Melissa Kamelgarn leads with a two-round, one-over 145 (72-73).

Bond, who was named to the OVC All-Newcomer team on Sunday, had one birdie on the par-four 13th hole, but also had a quartet of bogeys and one double bogey on the day.

“The girls battled hard in some tough, windy conditions today, but we just had some tough holes,” APSU coach Sara Robson said. “Big numbers has been our nemesis all year and again today.

“Tabitha had another good day; a couple swings and a couple missed short putts kept her from going low. Lauren had a good round today, her big number (double bogey five) came on 17. Other than that hole she played great.”

After shooting a six-over 42 on the front nine, sophomore Rachel Deaton settled down some with a 39 on the back nine.

Sophomore Tala Mumford and junior Holly Batey could never get anything going all day long, with the former shooting an 88 while Batey had a 91.

The tournament will conclude Tuesday with an 8:00am start. The Lady Govs again will tee off at 8:50am.

“We need to forget today and come out tomorrow ready to redeem ourselves and play well,” Robson said.

OVC Women’s Golf Tournament – Day 2

1 2 Team R 1 R 2 Scores Par
1 1 Jacksonville State 296 314 610 +34
2 T 2 Morehead State 299 308 615 +39
3 T 2 Murray State 307 316 615 +39
4 4 Eastern Kentucky 310 310 620 +44
5 5 Austin Peay State 316 324 640 +64
T 6 6 Tennessee Tech 330 322 652 +76
T 6 7 Eastern Illinois 330 337 667 +91


Position School – Players Round 1 Round 2 Total
5 Austin Peay State University 316 324 640
10 Tabitha Beard (2) 76 78 154
T 12 Tala Mumford (5) 78 77 160
T 18 Holly Batey (4) 79 81 165
27 Lauren Bond (3) 83 88 166
T28 Rachel Deaton (1) 84 91 170




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