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Erik Hedberg closes out strong for APSU Golf at Tiger Invitational

APSU Sports Information

APSU Men's GolfColumbia, MO – Behind a final-round 69 from senior Erik Hedberg, Austin Peay State University men’s golf held onto third place at the Tiger Invitational, providing a major confidence boost as the Govs get set to prepare for the upcoming Ohio Valley Conference men’s golf championships.

Austin Peay Men's Golf gets third place finish at Tiger Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay Men’s Golf gets third place finish at Tiger Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Hedberg’s stellar performance led Austin Peay to a 294 on the day and an 890 for the tournament, three shots clear of OVC foe SIU Edwardsville and eight up on Arkansas-Little Rock.

Host Missouri took the team title (857), led by individual medalist Linus Lilliedahl, with Northern Illinois (875) snaring runner-up honors.

Hedberg was simply sensational in his final regular season outing as a Governor. Building on a one-under par showing after 36 holes, the Spaniard fired a final-round 69 to earn share runner-up honors (71-72-69-212) with Missouri’s Hayden Buckley, sinking eight birdies for the round and a tournament-best 19 over 54 holes; he averaged 3.67 strokes per hole on par-4 attempts for the tournament, shooting three-under on par-4s in the final round.

Junior Hunter Tidwell just missed securing yet another top-20 finish; the Alcoa native’s 225 (72-77-76) included 12 birdies for the week and was the second-best Gov on par-4 (4.10/hole) and par-5 (5.08/hole) holes.

With a team-high 34 pars, sophomore Sean Butscher concluded the regular season with a 230 (77-77-76), one shot ahead of freshmen Alex Vegh (76-74-81) and Austin Lancaster (80-78-73); Lancaster, who shot three-under on par-5 holes, was the lone Gov to improve each round throughout the tournament.

The Govs will take a week off before heading to the Heart of Dixie for the 2017 OVC Men’s Golf Championships at the Fighting Joe at Muscle Shoals. The event kicks off April 24th.

Box Score

Tiger Invitational
The Club at Old Hawthorne
Columbia, MO
Championship Tees
Dates: April 10th – April 11th

Finish School – Players Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Totals
3 Austin Peay State University 296 300 294 890
T 2 Erik Hedberg (2) 71 72 69 212
T 21 Hunter Tidwell (4) 72 77 76 225
T 51 Sean Butscher (3) 77 77 76 230
T 58 Alex Vegh (1) 76 74 81 231
T 58 Austin Lancaster (5) 80 78 73 231
           
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