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APSU Lady Govs Golf’s Jessica Cathey tied for second at Blue Raider Invitational

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUMurfreesboro, TN – Austin Peay State University junior Jessica Cathey sits in a second-place tie after Monday’s first two rounds of the Blue Raider Invitational, being played at Old Fort Golf Club.

Cathey is at 2-over 146 after shooting rounds of 72-74 Monday, tied with Middle Tennessee’s Allie Knight while trailing Western Kentucky’s Ellinor Haag by one shot.

APSu junior Jessica Cathey is tied for second after the first two rounds of the Blue Raider Invitational.
APSu junior Jessica Cathey is tied for second after the first two rounds of the Blue Raider Invitational.

Overall, the Lady Govs are in 11th place heading into Tuesday’s final round after shooting 308-316=624. Host Middle Tennessee holds a three-stroke lead heading into the final day in the 16-team tournament after shooting 296-293 (589) Monday.

“Jessica played really well today,” APSU coach Sara Robson said. “She didn’t hit the ball the best but she got it up and down. In fact, I think her comment was she putted better today than she has putted in her life.

“In the first round for her to finish at even she played the last two holes at 2-under to get to even (par). She worked hard all day and is just one off the lead—she is back to where she belongs.”

The Lady Govs were able to count four sub-80 scores in opening round but had to count a plus-80 in the afternoon round. Amber Bosworth, coming off her best tournament in the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate, shot 79-79=158 as did fellow sophomore Morgan Gardner. Sophomore Morgan Kauffman shot an opening-round 78 but stumbled to an 84 in the afternoon for a 168 total. A fourth sophomore, Kelsey Schutt, struggled to an 84-89 day.

“I was as proud of Morgan Gardner today as I was of Jessica,” Robson said. “They are playing this course and 6,389 yards—it is much longer than last year. It is an extremely long course for Morgan Gardner. She has been working very hard on her short game and it is paying off. She made something like 16 up-and-downs today.

“Amber played really well most of the time. She was played really well in the second round until she got to the 14th hole and that got her into trouble.”

Box Score

Blue Raider Invitational
Old Fort Golf Club
Murfreesboro, TN
Dates: October 20th – 21st

Finish School – Players Round 1 Round 2 Totals
11 Austin Peay State University 308 316 624
T 2 Jessica Cathey (2) 72 74 146
T 45 Amber Boswoth (1) 79 79 158
T 45 Morgan Gardner (5) 79 79 158
T 67 Morgan kauffman (3) 78 84 162
87 Kelsey Schutt (4) 84 89 173
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