Murfreesboro, TN – Looking for improved play from the bottom part of its starting lineup, Austin Peay State University women’s golf team will head to Old Fort Golf Club, Monday and Tuesday, for the Blue Raider Invitational.
The two-day, 54-hole event (36 holes Monday/18 Tuesday) will be played on the par-72. 6177-yard layout and will feature 15 teams, including host Middle Tennessee. In addition, the Lady Govs also will see Ohio Valley Conference foes Belmont, Jacksonville State, Morehead State, Murray State and Tennessee Tech.The Lady Govs are coming off their own F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate that saw good news and bad news. The good news was sophomore Jessica Cathey finished third while senior Rachel Deaton tied for fourth.
The bad news was, despite the two Top 5 finishes, the Lady Govs could garner no better than a seventh-place finish.
This week the Lady Govs will back up Cathey and Deaton with one senior, Tala Mumford and two freshmen, Amber Bosworth and Morgan Kauffman. A third freshman, Morgan Gardner, will play as an individual.
“Jessica and Rachel are playing with a lot of confidence and we are determined to improve on last week’s performance as a team,” APSU coach Sara Robson said. “We will continue to focus on the things we can control. We can control our confidence, attitudes and our patience. These things along with good course management will allow us to be successful this week.”
At Old Fort, the Lady Govs will need the steadier play from its young golfers that was evident in the season’s first two tournaments.
“We are excited to be playing at Old Fort this week,” Robson said. “There are a lot of great teams playing this week and we are as talented as any of them. We have some experience on this golf course which should help us with our confidence and course management.
“The golf course has a few placement holes therefore it will be imperative that we make good decisions.”