Hopkinsville, KY – The wind and rain worked to the advantage of Austin Peay State University men’s golf team in the final round at the 2013 F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate, Tuesday, at the Links at Novadell, but the Govs comeback attempt fell just short.
Even though they best round of the day, Austin Peay’s 12-under par left it in a tie for second place, four shots behind tournament champion Belmont.
In fact, both Govs squads shot 286 in the final round, the best marks on a blustery day at Novadell.
Despite being the only squad to shoot better than par in each round, Austin Peay – which entered the day 11 shots off the lead – could not make up enough ground to win their third consecutive team championship at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate.
Senior Marco Iten led the Govs with a five-under par 211 (72-68-71). He made three bogeys and four birdies in the final round and was the only Gov to finish the tournament without shooting a round over par.
Sophomore Chris Baker was not only the best-swinging Gov in the final round, his 68 was the best round recorded on Tuesday. After entering the day in a tie for 32nd, the Franklin, TN, native worked his way into a tie for eighth with a three-round, three-under par 213 (72-73-68). Starting the day on No. 3, he birdied his first two holes to get off to a solid start.
Fellow sophomore Austin Kramer ran into trouble on the back nine, bogeying No. 12, No. 13 and No. 18 to record a three-over par 75. Kramer still finished tied for 12th with a 215 (71-69-75) aggregate score.
Battling back problems, senior Anthony Bradley started out strong with back-to-back birdies on holes No. 3 and 4 but followed that up with double-bogeys on five and six. His one-over 73 left him in a tie for 17th with a one-over 217 (70-74-73).
Senior Trey Tarpley rounded out the first five for Austin Peay. Tarpley also double-bogeyed hole No. 5 – which played as the hardest on the course all week – but rebounded with birdies on holes No. 10 and 11 and finished with a 74, tying him for 21st with a two-over par 218 (73-71-74).
Three of the Govs second-squadders – Erik Hedberg, Cleve Guinn and Korey Smith – came in under par in the final round. After a disastrous 75 to start the tournament, Smith recorded back-to-back rounds of 71 to finish with a one-over par 217, tied for 17th.
This tournament concluded the fall season for Govs Golf. Austin Peay returns to action March 3rd-4th at the Samford Intercollegiate at Hoover Country Club in Birmingham, AL.
F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate
The Links at Novadell | Hopkinsville, KY
Dates: October 14th – 15th
|Finish||School – Players||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Totals|
|T 2||Austin Peay State University||285||281||286||852|
|T 4||Marco Iten (2)||72||68||71||211|
|T 8||Chris Baker (3)||72||73||68||213|
|T 12||Austin Kramer (5)||71||69||75||215|
|T 17||Anthony Bradley (1)||70||74||73||217|
|T 21||Trey Tarpley (4)||73||71||74||218|