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APSU Governors Golf finishes 6th at WKU Kenny Perry Invitational, Chris Baker ties for 3rd

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUBowling Green, KY – Despite cooler temperatures and sometimes rainy conditions, Austin Peay State University was able to forge its best round of the WKU Kenny Perry Invitational, Tuesday. Unfortunately for the Governors, it only allowed them to move up to sixth in the final standings.

Austin Peay's Chris Baker finished in a third-place tie at WKU, his career-best finish. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay’s Chris Baker finished in a third-place tie at WKU, his career-best finish. (APSU Sports Information)

The Govs, who shot 299-302 Monday in the opening two rounds, closed with a final-round 294 to end with an 895 on the par-72, 7,319-yard layout at The Club at Olde Stone.

Junior Chris Baker gained a Top 5 finish, shooting a final-round 1-under 71 on the final day to finish at 1-over 217 (73-73-71) and a third-place tie. Baker recorded five birdies, two bogeys, and one double bogey in his final round. It was Baker’s best individual finish and his fourth career Top 10. His previous best finish was sixth in the Harmony Golf Preserve during the 2012-13 season.

Senior Tucker Wallace bounced back from Tuesday’s second-round 83 to shoot an even par 72 while junior Austin Kramer was one back at 73. Kramer 222 (75-74-73) left him just out of the Top 10 with an 11th—place tie.

Freshmen Jonas Vaisanen struggled late and shot a final-round 78 to finish at 228 while sophomore Erik Hedberg shot 82.

Lipscomb won the 12-team event, shooting an 879, followed by host Western Kentucky (887), Eastern Kentucky (890), Jacksonville state (892) and Tennessee Tech (894).  Lipscomb’s Dawson Armstrong was medalist with a 4-under 212.

Box Score

Finish School – Players Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Totals
6 Austin Peay State University 299 302 294 895
T 3 Chris Baker 73 73 71 217
T 11 Austin Kramer 75 74 73 222
32 Jonas Vaisanen 75 75 78 228
T 38 Tucker Wallace 76 83 72 231
T 59 Erik Hedberg 80 80 82 242
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