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APSU Men’s Golf sits in Second heading into final round at Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate

 

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APSU Men's GolfSevierville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s golf shaved 11 strokes off its round-one score to position itself for a final-round push at the sixth annual Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate, hosted by Tennessee Tech at Sevierville Golf Club’s River Course.

A second-round 279 tied the Govs with Carson-Newman for second place (290-279—569), five shots behind tournament leader Eastern Kentucky.

Austin Peay Men's Golf currently five shots our of first at Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf currently five shots our of first at Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate. (APSU Sports Information)

Host Tennessee Tech is eight shots behind the Govs at 577, with Marshall (579) rounding out the top-five.

Atop the Austin Peay scorecard is sophomore Austin Lancaster, who fired a four-under 68 to enter the clubhouse tied for fifth (71-68—139) after 36 holes. The Hendersonville, TN native’s 12 birdies through two rounds leads the tournament, while his par-3 (2.75/hole) and par-5 (4.38/hole) both rank third.

Four of Austin Peay’s five representatives posted multi-shot improvements from the first round to the second, none more timely than sophomore Alex Vegh—the Gahanna, Ohio native fired a team-best 67, moving from 26th into the top-10, sharing eighth place with a 141 (74-67). Another sophomore, Michael Busse, is poised to make a final-round run of his own, sitting in 10th, one shot behind Vegh (70-72).

The freshmen showed notable round-over-round improvements as they gained more familiarity with the course. Chase Korte fired an even-par 72 to post 147 (75-72) through 36 holes—his 26 pars are tied for the team high with Busse—while Jay Fox rebounded by knocking nine shots off his round-one score; he finished with a 76 in the second round, for a two-round 161 (85-76).

Can the Govs find some final-round magic for the second time in three weeks and secure a comeback win? Answers will be found via LetsGoPeay.com after tomorrow’s final round, which is scheduled for a 9:15am (CT) start; the Govs will be in the top group with Eastern Kentucky and Carson-Newman.


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