APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Golf
Simpsonville, KY – Austin Peay State University men’s golf team will take a veteran group into Kentucky, Monday and Tuesday, to participate in the Cardinal Intercollegiate, hosted by Louisville at the par-72, 7,036-yard Cardinal Club.Senior Dustin Korte along with juniors Anthony Bradley, Marco Iten and Trey Tarpley will be joined by redshirt freshman Korey Smith. Freshman Austin Kramer, of Knoxville, TN will play in his first college tournament as an individual.
This is the third straight year Austin Peay has played in the event and all but Smith and Kramer have played the course previously.
The 15-team tourney will not only offer a Kentucky flavor but an Ohio Valley Conference one as well. The three Kentucky OVC members, Murray State, Morehead State and Eastern Kentucky all will be entered as well as Bluegrass State schools Western Kentucky and Northern Kentucky.
Also participating are UALR, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Dayton, Francis Marion, Furman, Georgetown, and Marshall.
The 54-hole tournament will see 36 holes played Monday to be followed by 18, Tuesday, on a layout situated on 212-acres of manicured Bent grass from tee-to-green. Live scoring will be available on www.Golfstat.com.
This is the Governors second fall tournament. The Govs finished tied for fourth at the GolfWeek Program Challenge at Pawleys Island, SC, September 9th-11th. Korte, Bradley, Iten and Smith earned spots in this week’s tournament based on their play in South Carolina. It was Smith’s first tournament and he played the final 27 holes without a bogey.
Head coach Kirk Kayden is anxious to see how much the team’s work has paid off since the opening tournament.
“The guys have worked hard this week and have had a good qualifier in competing against one another,” Kayden said. “We have some solid experience playing for us this week as four of the five starters have played the course before; this should be very helpful.”
Kayden and his Govs are looking forward to competing against their fellow league foes.
“It will be good for us to see how we stack up against some of the OVC schools this week,” Kayden said.