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APSU Men’s Golf continued climb on final day of Tiger Invitational


APSU Sports Information

APSU Men's GolfOpelika, AL – Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s golf wrapped its toughest test to date, with the 2019 Tiger Invitational presented by Jason Dufner coming to a close, Tuesday.

The Govs were one of eight programs to improve their shooting each round, topping out at 295, Tuesday, for a three-round 902 (307-300-295). Although no Ohio Valley Conference schools were in the event, Austin Peay did defeat a local foe in Lipscomb, which finished with a 915.

Austin Peay Men's Golf improve on finial day of the 2019 Tiger Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf improve on finial day of the 2019 Tiger Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

The youth led the Governors on Tuesday, with sophomore Chase Korte and freshman Micah Knisley both carding even-par 72s in the final round.

Korte finished as Austin Peay’s overall leader with a three-round 224 (76-76-72, t-43rd), leading the Govs in par-3 scoring (2.92/hole) as one of just five players to average a below-par score on par-3 holes.

Knisley moved up into the top-50, finishing 47th at 225 (76-77-72), helped by a two-under 34 on the front-nine; he canned a team-high 35 pars in the tournament, including all three attempts on the par-4 No. 13, which played as the second-toughest hole on the course over the three-day tournament.

Sophomore Garrett Whitfield tied for 55th overall (74-77-77—228), tying for the team-best with a 4.75 average on par-5 holes. Junior Austin Lancaster shot a 231 (81-76-74—231; t-64th) for the tournament but had a personal highlight on the par-5, 527-yard No. 4; he recorded the first eagle of his Austin Peay career, one of just five recorded on No. 4 during the tournament.

Junior Michael Busse couldn’t recapture the magic from his one-under 71 in round two, which proved to be Austin Peay’s best of the tournament; he finished with a 235 (81-71-73; t-75th).

The Govs will get an extended gap between tournaments, returning to action March 8th in Nevada for the South Dakota State-hosted Jackrabbit Invitational in Boulder City.




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