Category: Golf

Womens golf finishes just shy of first place

By ASHLEY OWENS Eastern’s women’s golf team finished just 18 shots behind first place March 16 and 17 to finish at second in the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate. Belmont University won the tournament (602) and host Tennessee Tech University (629) finished in third behind the Colonels. The event took place at the par-71, 5,803-yard Highlands Course and the Sevierville Golf Club. The Colonels scored a total of 620 in the 36-hole event with a first-round score of 309 and second-round score of 311. Junior Becky Sharpe led Eastern and finished third with a two-round total 149. Sharpe was four shots shy of the lead with rounds cores of 75 and 74. Her efforts earned her a spot on the all-tournament team. Sophomore Emilie Simmons was close behind and tied for fifth with a total of 152. Junior Anna Gleixner (160) tied with fellow Colonel junior Rachel Welker (160) in 23rd place while sophmore Sofie Levin (162) tied 30th. Senior Nicki Henry competed as an individual and placed 36th with a total score of 162. The Colonels return March 29 and 30 in the John Kirk/Panther Intercollegiate hosted by Georgia State...

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Strong third round moves Colonels to sixth

By ASHLEY OWENS After three rounds at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate, Eastern’s men’s golf team used a strong third round to tie for sixth place. Tennessee Tech University hosted the event at the par-72, 6,928-yard River Course at the Sevierville Golf Club on March 16 and 17. On Monday, day one of the tournament, the Colonels shot 298 in the first round and 290 in the second round. This put Eastern entering the third round on Tuesday at 13th place. After a lower-scored round of 282, however, Eastern was able to push its way up to sixth. Senior Taylor Riggs led the way for the Colonels and finished fifth. Riggs shot an even-par 72 in the final round and finished with a total 211. Freshman Noah Combs was close behind Riggs where he tied 11th. Combs had a 5-under 67 score on the final day of the tournament, which was the best Colonel score of any round. Senior Patric Sundolf (224) tied 51st, freshman Jared Brown (226) tied 59th, junior Daniel DeLuca (229) tied 68th and freshman Will Sallee (222) played as an individual and tied at 40th. Jacksonville State University (852) won the tournament, followed by Southern Illinois (861) and Murray State University (861). The Colonels return to the green March 22 through 24 at the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate in Williamsburg, VA, hosted by the College of...

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