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Sevierville, 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.
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.