Sun, May. 4, 2008 - [Women's Golf]
The University of the Cumberlands Women?s Golf team recently competed in the NAIA Region XI Tournament held in Bardstown, KY. Cumberlands finished in sixth place with a total combined score of 774. Other teams that competed include Lindsey Wilson College (1; 660), Georgetown College (2; 692), Campbellsville University (3; 700), Trevecca Nazarene University (4; 752), Bethel College (5; 769), and Lyon College (7; 822).
Leading the Patriots was freshman Kayla Peace (Williamsburg, KY). Peace completed the tournament in the top 20 and shot a score of 179. Finishing in the top 25 was sophomores Margaret Warren (Claypool, IN) and Katie Akins (London, KY). Warren ended with a score of 186 while Akins left with 191. To end the day, senior Emily Sturgill (Pineville, KY) contributed a 218 and freshman Whitney Blankenship (Racoon, KY) shot 223.
"We made very positive strides towards building the Women's side of our program this semester,? stated new head golf coach Chris Kraftick. ?The highlight of the year came at the Union University Tournament when we finished 2nd. Our girls learned how to practice and prepare for tournaments. With the additions of some talented newcomers I am really looking forward to getting this group back on the course this fall."
The Patriot Ladies have overcome a trying season and look forward to spending more time on the green with Coach Kraftick in order to come back stronger next spring.
Article Provided by Staci Wilham, University of the Cumberlands Sports Information Student Assistant