51.1 F
Saturday, April 1, 2023
HomeSportsAustin Peay State University Men's Golf faces Murray State in Battle of...

Austin Peay State University Men’s Golf faces Murray State in Battle of the Border

APSU Men's GolfClarksville, TN – The spring season gets underway for the Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s golf team when it squares off with rival Murray State in the Battle of the Border Match Play, Saturday, with the first group teeing off at 11:30am at the par-71, 6,380-yard Hopkinsville Country Club in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

Austin Peay State University and Murray State will play nine pairings in the lone match-play event of the season for the Govs. In last season’s Battle of the Border Match Play, the Governors fell to the Racers, 5-4, at Hopkinsville Country Club. The APSU Govs also dropped a match-play event to Western Kentucky, 4-1-2, in the regular-season finale last year.

Austin Peay State University’s last match-play victory came when it beat Western Kentucky, 4-3, at Indian Hills Golf Course in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on March 22nd, 2021.

Leading the Governors off the first tee is graduate student Jay Fox, who is making his third appearance of the season and facing Murray State’s Derek Limberg. Fox posted a 79.83 stroke average this fall but dropped both of his match-play rounds last season.

Next in line for head coach Robbie Wilson is senior Morgan Robinson, who will square off with the Racers’ Walker Beck. Robinson picked up a 4&3 win over John Buchanan in last year’s battle of the border and has played to a 76.83 stroke average in six rounds this fall.

Graduate student Micah Knisley is next on the tee box when he takes on Tyler Powell. Knisley posted a 76.67 average in his one tournament appearance this fall and won both of his matches last season, including a 5&3 win over Trey Lewis in the Battle of the Border.

Making his third appearance for the Govs, sophomore Daniel Love will tee it up against Murray State’s Jakob Wellman. Love, a Middle Tennessee transfer, posted a 75.83 stroke average with all six of his rounds counting towards the team score during the fall slate.

Another Middle Tennessee transfer, redshirt sophomore Logan Spurrier will make his first appearance of the season for Austin Peay when he matches up with the Racers’ Carson Holmes.

Sophomore Payne Elkins is next in line and will battle John Buchanan in the No. 6 match. Elkins played to a 79.83 stroke average in six rounds this fall and picked up half a point in his lone match-play appearance against Western Kentucky last season.
After posting a 74.17 stroke average this fall, senior Adam Van Raden is next on the tee and will play Murray State’s Trey Lewis. Van Raden dropped both of his match-play rounds last season but carded 11 counting rounds this fall and shot a low round of 69.
In the No. 8 match, sophomore Reece Britt will tee off against the Racers’ Kamaren Cunningham. In last year’s Battle of the Border, Britt beat Tyler Abernathy, 1UP, for his first collegiate match-play victory. This fall, Britt shot a 73.00 stroke average and fired a team-low 66 in the second round of the Xavier Invitational.
Finally, senior Jakob Falk Schollert will anchor the lineup for the Governors when he squares off with Murray State’s Jay Nimmo. A transfer from North Alabama, Falk Schollert led the Govs with a 72.42 stroke average and a counting score in all 12 rounds of the fall.
The full head-to-head slate of matches at the Battle of the Border Match Play can be found below.

Next Up For APSU Men’s Golf

After Saturday’s match-play opener against Murray State, the Austin Peay State University men’s golf team travel to the Mickey Mouse Intercollegiate, February 19th-21st, hosted by Bellarmine, at the Disney Lake Buena Vista Golf Course in Orlando, Florida.
For news and results, follow the APSU men’s golf team on Twitter and Instagram (@GovsMGO) or check back at LetsGoPeay.com.

Austin Peay vs. Murray State

Jay Fox vs. Derek Limberg
Morgan Robinson vs. Walker Beck
Micah Knisley vs. Tyler Powell
Daniel Love vs. Jakob Wellman
Logan Spurrier vs. Carson Holmes
Payne Elkins vs. John Buchanan
Adam Van Raden vs. Trey Lewis
Reece Britt vs. Kamaren Cunningham
Jakob Falk Schollert vs. Jay Nimmo


Latest Articles