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APSU Men’s Golf freshman Chase Korte named OVC Golfer of the Week

 

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APSU Men's GolfBrentwood, TN – Freshman Chase Korte of the Austin Peay State University men’s golf team has been named adidas® Ohio Valley Conference co-Men’s Golfer of the Week.

Korte was the story for the Govs in the final round at the Wofford Intercollegiate; the precocious lefty shot 67, besting his previous career-low by three shots, and shot a career 54-hole best nine-under par 207 to take runner-up honors.

Austin Peay Men's Golf - Chase Korte. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf – Chase Korte. (APSU Sports Information)

He dueled eventual champion Geuntae Kim of ETSU to the last hole, matching him nearly shot-for-shot to finish two back for the tournament.

The Metropolis, Illinois native sank 18 birdies, tied with ETSU’s Trevor Hulbert for most in the field, and led the tournament with a 2.83 average on par-3 holes, part of a larger emphasis on short holes by the Govs—Austin Peay tied Charleston Southern for best par-3 stroke average (3.15/hole) of the tournament.

This is Korte’s first weekly honor from the conference, and he is the third Governor honored this season, joining Austin Lancaster and Michael Busse. He shares this week’s award with Murray State’s Austin Knight. The three honors this season are Austin Peay’s most as a team since 2013-14.

Korte’s award carves out a little slice of OVC history as well; along with older brother Dustin, who earned six Golfer of the Week honors during his career, the Korte’s are just the second sibling pair in league history to both earn Golfer of the Week honors during their careers, joining Murray State’s Patrick and Nick Newcomb.

Korte and the Govs are off next week in preparation for the 2018 OVC Men’s Golf Championships, April 23rd-25th, in Florence, Alabama.


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