APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Golf
Springfield, LA – Austin Peay State University men’s golf team will face a strong test when it competes in the Carter Plantation Intercollegiate, Monday and Tuesday, in a 54-hole tournament played on the event’s namesake.The tourney will be a 54-hole–36 holes Monday and 18 Tuesday–event on the par-72, 7,049-yard layout. The David Toms signature course is home of Southeastern Louisiana and considered one of the state’s top courses. Eighty-six strategically placed bunkers will offer challenge to the field. The greens are carpeted with Tifeagle with Tifsport on the rolling fairways. Water comes into play on 11 holes.
In addition to the Govs and the host Lions, Jackson State, Lipscomb, Louisiana-Monroe, New Orleans, Nicholls State, Oakland, Oral Roberts, Sam Houston State, South Dakota and Southern Illinois will be participating.
The Governors will attempt to build off their Harmony Intercollegiate victory two weeks ago. This will be the first of four straight weeks of competition. The Govs used spring break week to practice in the Clarksville area before working their way down to Louisiana, playing and practicing on multiple courses.
“It has been a great week of practice and we were able to get many rounds of golf in this week,” APSU coach Kirk Kayden said. “The competition for the fifth-man was tremendous effort by all three guys challenging for that spot.”
The Govs’ lineup with feature senior Dustin Korte and juniors Anthony Bradley, Marco Iten, Trey Tarpley along with freshman Chris Baker. Iten (216) and Bradley (217) finished two-three at the Harmony Golf Preserve Intercollegiate while Baker, in only his second Govs lineup appearance, tied for sixth with a 221.
Sophomore Tucker Wallace and redshirt freshman Korey Smith will play as individuals as Tarpley edged them out in qualifying.
“The best thing about this week is we were able to practice and play on a golf course that is similar to the one we are going to in Carter Plantation,” Kayden said. “It will be good to see what we can do this week with a full field of teams.
“The guys are playing with a lot of confidence this week.”