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Austin Peay Lady Govs Golf in 7th after first two rounds at Drake Creek Invitational

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Golf

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsLedbetter, KY – Austin Peay State University women’s golf team could not convert on the greens and, as a result, find itself in seventh place after Monday’s first two rounds of the Drake Creek Invitational, being held at Drake Creek Golf Club.

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

The Lady Govs shots rounds of 310 and 309 for an opening-day 619 on the par-72, 6,178-yard layout. Central Arkansas jumped to the front with a second-round 293 for a two-round 599. Host Murray State is in second (600), followed by Arkansas State (601), Belmont (601), Columbia (606) and Southern Illinois (613). The tourney’s final round will be played Tuesday.

“We played well as a whole,” APSU interim coach Chelsea Harris said. “I’m pleased with the way we’ve been hitting the ball, but adjusting to the greens was an issue today. We missed several short putts for birdie and par.

Lauren Bond“They’ll be there tomorrow and we will play with more confidence. We have another round with some improvement to make and moving (up) to do.”

It was the Par 4s that led to the Lady Govs undoing Monday. APSU was tied for second on Par 3s at 4-over par. However, on the 12 Par 4s, the Govs were 48-over par.

Senior Lauren Bond was the most consistent of the Lady Govs, shooting 76-74 for 150, a round that included five birdies. She is tied for 13th.

Tala MumfordJunior Tala Mumford owned the Lady Govs low round of the opening round with a 74. She followed that up with a 79 for 153 score, leaving her tied for 21st.

Freshman Jessica Cathey bounced back from an opening-round 80 with a 78 in the afternoon. Both Tabitha Beard 80-82=162) and Holly Batey (84-78=162) round out the Lady Govs’ team scores.

Sophomore Meghan Mueller, playing as an individual, shot a 166 (84-82).

Results – Round 2

Murray State Drake Invitational

Finish School – Players Round 1 Round 2 Totals
7 Austin Peay State University 310 309 619
T 13 Lauren Bond 76 74 150
T 21 Tala Mumford 74 79 153
T 30 Jessica Cathey 80 78 158
T 40 Tabitha Beard 80 82 162
T 40 Holly Batey 84 78 162
Meghan Mueller 84 82 166
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