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APSU Women’s Golf finishes in Third Place at Chris Banister Classic


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APSU Women's GolfGlencoe, AL – Freshman Taylor Dedmen made a little history and junior Meghann Stamps held onto her top-10 standing for Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s golf at the Chris Banister Classic at Silver Lakes Golf Course.

The Govs remained in third with a three-round 945 (313-312-320), eight shots clear of Tennessee Tech.

Austin Peay Women's Golf freshman Taylor Dedmen and junior Meghann Stamps finish Chris Banister Classic in the Top 10. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Golf freshman Taylor Dedmen and junior Meghann Stamps finish Chris Banister Classic in the Top 10. (APSU Sports Information)

Host Jacksonville State won the event with a 904, followed closely by Murray State (907) in a field heavy on Ohio Valley Conference squads.

“There are a lot of positives to take away from this week,” said head coach Amy McCollum. “The course played tough and I thought as a group we fought hard and did a great job overcoming challenges. We’re excited to get back to Clarksville and prepare for next week’s home tournament.”

Dedmen’s final-round 78 was the best by a Governor and moved her into a tie for 12th at 237 (82-77-78); she’s now the first Gov since Staci Lynch (2006-07) with three consecutive top-20 finishes as a freshman. She was particularly adept on the front nine during the final round, carding a 37 out and knocking down a par on the par-4 No. 8 that on average played more than a stroke over par on the day.

Stamps’ run of brilliant play continued with an eighth-place finish, the third top-10 finish in her last four outings dating back to last April. While her final-round 82 contrasted her red-hot opening round of 73, her overall 230 (73-75-82) kept her comfortably in the top-10 and was aided by team-highs in birdies (six), pars (31), par-5 scoring (5.08/hole) and par-4 scoring (4.30/hole).

Seniors Reagan Greene (79-77-84—240) and Taylor Goodley (79-84-79—242) both posted solid top-20 finishes, tying for 15th and 19th respectively. Greene closed strong, going one-over on the final five holes and parring No. 18—a par-4, 353-yard beast that had played as the course’s toughest in the first two rounds.

Freshman Shelby Darnell rounded out the lineup at 246 (82-83-81), placing 23rd. However, her 2.92 average on par-3 attempts led the tournament, one week after leading the Greenbrier Invitational in par-5 scoring.

Playing as the individual, sophomore Andrea Presilla wrapped up her season’s debut at 272 (87-93-92), placing 34th.

The Govs host their big fall event next week, with the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate set for October 1st-2nd at Clarksville Country Club.




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