APSU Sports Information
Gulf Shores, AL – For a second straight day Austin Peay State University women’s golf team charted four scores less than 80 during the final day of the UAB Beach Blast. However, on a day where low scores ruled, the Lady Govs were unable to achieve the magic they were seeking.
As a result, the Lady Govs couldn’t garner the finish they hoped on the par-72, 6,246-yard layout on Cypress/Marsh at Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club.
In fact, after shooting a 299 and sitting in a second-place, Monday, APSU finished the fall with a 307, Tuesday.
APSU finished the tourney with a 606, leaving them in ninth place overall. Southern Miss came from behind to win the tourney, shooting a 294–7 of 11 teams shot less than 300.
Although the Lady Govs could not match their finish from last month’s F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate where they came back on the final day from eight shots to win, nonetheless APSU coach Sara Robson appreciates the growth her team showed during the fall.
“We had too many big numbers today,” APSU coach Sara Robson said. “As a team, we just needed to hit a few more fairways and get some putts to drop.
“We are close, we just need to keep working. I like the progress we made this fall. The more we put ourselves in position to have a chance to win, the better we become and the more prepared we are for success.”
Freshman Taylor Goodley backed up her opening-round 75 to shoot 74 to finish at 149 and an 18th-place tie as APSU’s best finisher. Senior Jessica Cathey overcame a slow to start to shoot 76, finishing at6 151, the same score as junior Morgan Gardner, who shot a 78, Tuesday, after Monday’s 73.
Freshman Ashley Goodley shot a 79 as APSU’s other counter to finish at 160. Junior Morgan Kauffman struggled with an 84, Tuesday, to end also at 160. Junior Kelsey Schutt, playing as an individual, fired a 77 to finish at 156.
“Taylor played well today, making a lot of birdies,” Robson said. “With more experience she will make fewer little mistakes.
“I was proud of Jessica as she was able to shake off a rough start to finish well for us. Ashton had a great round going but had a rough hole that got her off track a little.”