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Austin Peay State University Men’s Golf coach Kirk Kayden: Driving the Governors to greatness

 

Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – Every golfer knows that to play your best golf, you must hit fairways and greens. If you miss either of them, then you can’t score. The game is easier to play when you’re not in a hazard. Not that it’s an easy game to begin with.

Austin Peay golf coach Kirk Kayden has kept his team out of the hazard and in the best position to win since his arrival in 2004. He does more than just drive the van.

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APSU Golf Team - Memphis Intercollegiate Champions. Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Golf Team – Memphis Intercollegiate Champions. Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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37 APSU student-athletes conferred degrees Friday

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – A record 1,075 graduate were awarded degree at Austin Peay State University’s 83rd Spring Commencement and 37 were student-athletes.

They were part of graduation ceremonies in the Dunn Center as both a morning and afternoon commencements were held Friday.

The seniors athletes were part of a graduating class that saw record numbers earn Athletics Directors Honor Roll recognition and a department grade-point average that approach 3.0 annually.

APSU student-athletes conferred degrees Friday. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU student-athletes conferred degrees Friday. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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OVC Men’s Golf Tournament shortened to 36 holes

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsDickson, TN – The Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Golf Tournament final round was canceled, early Wednesday morning, due to inclement weather. Austin Peay State University men’s golf team finished fifth, with a two-round 585.

Jacksonville State ran away with the tournament title, shooting a 15-under par 561. UT Martin was 18 strokes back at 579, while Murray State (580), Eastern Kentucky (582) and the Govs made up the top five. Tennessee Tech (591), Tennessee State (594), Eastern Illinois (596) and Morehead State (599) rounded out the field. «Read the rest of this article»

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Miller and Korte go two under, but Golf Govs lack depth

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsDickson, TN – Junior Drew Miller and sophomore Dustin Korte each shot two-under par and Austin Peay State University men’s golf team is in fifth with 18 holes to play at the 2011 Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Golf Tournament.

Jacksonville State is the runaway leader after 36 holes with a 15-under par 561. UT Martin is 18 strokes back with a three-over 579, along with Murray State at 580 and Eastern Kentucky at 582, ahead of Austin Peay’s two-round 585.
Tennessee Tech (591), Tennessee State (594), Eastern Illinois (596) and Morehead State (599) make up the rest of the field.

APSU Men's Golf (Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Men's Golf (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Golf Govs in fifth after 18 holes at OVC Tournament

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsDickson, TN – Freshman Anthony Bradley shot an opening-round 69 to lead Austin Peay State University men’s golf team at the 2011 Ohio Valley Conference men’s golf championship.

Austin Peay is tied for fifth, along with Eastern Kentucky, at 291. They will tee off with fourth-place Murray State beginning at 8:20am, Tuesday, for second-round play. Jacksonville State is the tournament’s early leader after a seven-under par 281. UT Martin and Tennessee State both shot 287s to sit tied in second place. Eastern Illinois (297), Tennessee Tech (297) and Morehead State (299) round out the field.

APSU Men's golf. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Men's golf. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Golf Govs improve, but still finish tied for 16th at Arkansas State event

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsJonesboro, AR – Austin Peay State University men’s golf team battled back from a disappoint first round to shoot a much-improved final round in the ASU Red Wolf Intercollegiate, hosted by Arkansas State at the par-72 RidgePoint Country Club.

The Governors shot a seven-over 295, Tuesday, to finish at 602 and in a 16th-place tie with fellow Ohio Valley Conference foe UT Martin in the 18-team field. Host Arkansas State rallied to win the event with a 566 while Central Arkansas was one stroke back followed by Jacksonville State at 571. Another OVC school, Murray State, was tied for seventh at 575 while future league foe SIU Edwardsville was in 10th (581) and Eastern Illinois in 15th (595).

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

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

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Govs finish first round, ASU Red Wolf Classic suspended due to weather and darkness

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsJonesboro, AR – Austin Peay men’s golf team shot an opening-round 307 to sit in 18th at the ASU Red Wolf Intercollegiate, hosted by Arkansas State, Monday at RidgePoint Country Club.

Heavy storms pounded the area off and on for much of the day forcing the 54-hole tournament to be shortened to 36-hole format. The event concludes with an 18-hole final round, beginning at 8:30am, Tuesday.

APSU Men's Golf. (Austin Peay Sports Information)
APSU Men’s Golf. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

 
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Golf Govs hope to regain momentum at Arkansas State event

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Coming off its season’s best finish, Austin Peay State University men’s golf team returns to action at Arkansas State’s ASU Red Wolf Classic, played at RidgePointe Country Club, beginning with an 8:00am, Monday, shotgun start.

After battling through some early struggles, the Govs pulled off a fourth-place finish at the Grub Mart Intercollegiate, their last time out. That finish, however, was a product of a third-round collapse in which Austin Peay shot the tournament’s worst round – coming after firing the tournament’s best round, 18 holes earlier.

APSU Men's Golf (Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Men's Golf (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Golf Govs ready for Grub Mart Intercollegiate

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s golf team returns to action at the JSU Grub Mart Intercollegiate, beginning with a  Sunday practice round, followed by 36 holes on Monday and a Tuesday final round.

Played a Silver Lakes Golf Course, a 7,040 yardage and par 72 venue, the Grub Mart Intercollegiate is an event the Govs have seen success. In fact, the 2009 OVC Champion Govs team won the rain-shortened tournament with a four-under par 572. Joining the Govs will be host Jacksonville State, Morehead State, Eastern Kentucky, UT Martin, Tennessee Tech, Samford, Belmont, Columbus State and Georgia Tech.

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

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

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Iten leads Govs to fourth-place finish at Triumph at Pauma Valley

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s golf team shot a final-round 298, improving to a fourth-place finish at San Francisco’s Triumph at Pauma Valley.

The Govs shot a three-round 899 (294-307-298) to finish 25 shots behind tourney winner Central Arkansas’s three-round 874. Host San Francisco finished second (893) followed by Weber State (894) and Austin Peay, while Columbia and Longwood (906) tied for fifth.

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

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

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