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APSU Men’s Golf finishes strong at MTSU Intercollegiate

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APSU Men's GolfMurfreesboro, TN – A brisk, one-day, 36-hole jaunt across Old Fort Golf Club saw Austin Peay State University men’s golf take a fourth-place finish at the MTSU Intercollegiate into winter break.

The Governors rallied with a second-round 295, blowing past Bowling Green State and into fourth place.

Austin Peay Men's Golf comes in fourth at MTSU Intercollegiate. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay Men’s Golf comes in fourth at MTSU Intercollegiate. (APSU Sports Information)

Host Middle Tennessee (295-291-586) took the team title, followed by Tennessee Tech (591), Morehead State (595) and the Governors (301-295-596), with Bowling Green and Eastern Illinois tying for fifth at 607.

Freshman Chase Korte continued his domination atop the Austin Peay lineup. The Metropolis, Illinois native capped a stellar fall session with a 145 (71-74), rolling in a team-high eight birdies and averaging 4.63 strokes per hole on par-5 attempts.

Consistency remained key for sophomores Austin Lancaster (75-74) and Michael Busse (77-72), who shot matching 149s to tie for 14th. Busse’s 25 pars were a team-high and one off the tournament lead, while Lancaster capped the fall with a season-best finish.

Senior Hunter Tidwewll (78-77-155; t-39th) and junior Sean Butscher (83-75-158; t-54th) each showed improvement from the first round to the second to cap the lineups showing. Sophomore Alex Vegh closed out the fall on a strong note, shooting 150 (73-77) to tie for 21st. Behind one of the tournament’s seven eagles, freshman Jay Fox (81-73-154) tied for 36th, enjoying the second-lowest round of his season to conclude his first fall of collegiate golf. Freshman Garrett Whitfield (80-83-163) finished off the scoring for the Govs.

The Govs enter the winter break with ample time to work on their respective games ahead of the spring opener, February 19th-20th, at the Invitational at Savannah Harbor, hosted by William & Mary.

Box Score

MTSU Intercollegiate
Old Fort Golf Club
Murfreesboro, TN

Finish School – Players Round 1 Round 2 Totals
6 Austin Peay State University 301 295 596
T 5 Chase Korte (1) 71 74 145
T 14 Austin Lancaster (2) 75 74 149
T 14 Michael Busse (4) 77 72 149
T 39 Hunter Tidwell (3) 78 77 155
T 54 Sean Butscher (5) 83 75 158

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