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September 15, 2009

Golden Eagles, Carson finish seventh at Drake Creek

PADUCAH, Ky. -- The final day of play at the Drake Creek Invitational brought mixed results for the Tennessee Tech women's golf team as the Golden Eagles finished in seventh place in the first tournament of the season.

Host Murray State (907) captured the team title with a comfortable nine-stroke lead over second place Eastern Kentucky (916). Western Kentucky (930) edged out Austin Peay (932) for third place, with Belmont one shot back (933) in fifth place. The rest of the nine-team field included Evansville (944) in sixth, Tech (949) seventh, Austin Peay's No. 2 team (959) eighth and Lipscomb (984) in ninth.

Senior Diana Carson, who entered the day tied for second place after shooting 76 and 71 Monday, shot a final round 81 Tuesday to finish in seventh place at 228. Senior Megan Bradford finished strong with a final round 73 on Tuesday, Tech's best score of the day, and jumped to a 10th place finish at 229. Bradford, an all-OVC performer last season, sliced her score every round with a 79 and 77 Monday.

Freshman Amanda Randolph, playing in her first career tournament, shot 84-83-82-- 249 to finish in a tie for 46th place. The balance of Tech's five player lineup included junior Carley Rhyne (80-81-90--251) in 50th place and senior Katie Brown (80-89-86--255) in 52nd.

Coach Brandy Stout also had two players in the field competing individually. Freshman Katherine Bell closed her first collegiate tournament in a tie for 42nd place with consistent play, carding scores of 82 in all three rounds. Junior Linday Spradlen tied for 46th place, shooting 80-87-82--249.

The Golden Eagles will be rightback in action this weekend, playing in Western Carolina's Great Smokies Invitational in Waynesville, N.C., Saturday and Sunday.

 

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS and INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

1 Murray State Univ. 295 303 309 907
T 2 Andrea Downer 70 77 78 225
T 4 Megan McKinney 77 73 76 226
T 7 Alex Hinteregger 76 74 78 228
T 10 Joyce Trus 72 79 78 229
T 28 Caroline Lagerborg 79 83 77 239

2 Eastern Kentucky 299 305 312 916
T 2 Gabrielle Andersson 74 76 75 225
T 7 Linda Hogberg 73 77 78 228
T 15 April Emerson 78 76 77 231
T 20 Lisanne Schmidt 74 80 82 236
T 35 Lindsey Rankin 81 76 86 243

3 Western Kentucky U. 314 306 310 930

1 Emily Wolff 76 72 74 222
T 18 Amy O'Connell 82 73 78 233
T 18 Kelsey Burrell 74 82 77 233
39 Dawn Wientjes 82 81 81 244
T 46 Kristen Wilkinson 84 80 85 249

4 Austin Peay State U. 306 305 321 932
6 Catherine Smith 72 74 81 227
T 10 Chelsea Harris 77 76 76 229
T 20 Ashley Wathen 78 75 83 236
T 32 Catie Tucker 80 80 82 242
T 35 Tabitha Beard 79 82 82 243

5 Belmont University 309 308 316 933
T 10 Megan Murphy 78 73 78 229
T 20 Janet Steen 77 79 80 236
T 20 Shay Sullivan 76 82 78 236
27 Kelly Maguigan 81 77 80 238
T 28 Jennifer Newman 78 79 82 239

6 Evansville, Univ. of 306 322 316 944

T 4 Emily Johnson 77 73 76 226
T 10 Lauren Ellerman 76 78 75 229
T 32 Maggie Wood 78 82 82 242
44 Alyssa Key 75 89 83 247
58 Chelsea Zusan 93 90 98 281

7 Tennessee Tech U. 315 312 322 949
T 7 Diana Carson 76 71 81 228
T 10 Megan Bradford 79 77 73 229
T 46 Amanda Randolph 84 83 82 249
50 Carley Rhyne 80 81 90 251
T 52 Katie Brown 80 89 86 255

8 Austin Peay RED 325 307 327 959
T 15 Staci Lynch 78 78 75 231
31 Beth Ann Burns 83 78 80 241
T 32 Angie Manzitto 87 74 81 242
T 40 Ashley Averitt 77 77 91 245
55 Holly Batey 90 86 94 270

9 Lipscomb University 337 320 327 984
T 20 Katie Pursell 83 72 81 236
T 40 Mary Leigh Baker 81 83 81 245
49 Lindsey Beard 87 81 82 250
51 Allie Pancake 87 84 83 254
T 52 Maggie Siddons 86 86 83 255

Individual Entries
T 15 Morgan Cross Murray St. 77 75 79 231
T 25 Taylor Church E Kentucky 81 81 75 237
T 25 Claudia Schwan Murray St. 77 79 81 237
T 28 Katie Wiedmar E Kentucky 75 81 83 239
T 35 Patricia Masick Belmont 87 79 77 243
T 35 Peyton Ritchie Belmont 80 81 82 243
T 42 Katherine Bell Tenn. Tech 82 82 82 246
T 42 Alex Schmidt E Kentucky 84 82 80 246
45 Kara Fant E Kentucky 85 81 82 248
T 46 Lindsay Spradlen Tenn. Tech 80 87 82 249
54 Jilian Brake Murray St. 90 84 88 262
56 Kacy Reese Lipscomb U 88 87 96 271
57 Laura Dyson Belmont 105 85 88 278