“McKinzie has two straight runner up individual finishes in her first two college starts and Laura Beth came through with another All Tournament title which is pretty impressive,” commented University of the Cumberlands Head Golf Coach Chris Kraftick. Harris and Price were both named to the All-Tournament Team for their outstanding efforts.
Playing in their second tournament of the season, the Patriots tallied a team two-day total of 652 at the Crooked Creek Golf Club in London, Ky. Lindsey Wilson College won the tournament shooting 629. “The women have started of the season with two straight runner up finishes to one of the best teams in the country,” stated Kraftick. Lindsey Wilson finished the 2009 season ranked 9th in the country. Campbellsville University took third with 677, Georgetown fourth with 713, and Union rounded out the top five with a two-day team total of 735.
The Patriots were lead by Price shooting a two-day total of 157 tying for the second place finish while Harris was not far behind with a 160, tying at 5th. Junior transfer Emma Cutmore (Essex, England) finished with 162 shooting an 83 in the opening round but carded a 79 in the final round of the tournament. She finished in seventh. Sophomore Hannah Moore (London, KY) shot a 173 earning her a 14th place finish while sophomore Brittany Napier (Manchester, KY) rounded out the top five with a 186 and in 25th place.
“We didn’t play our best in the second round, but overall it has been a great start for the program,” said Kraftick. “This team wants to win badly, and I think it will happen soon.”
Other Patriot participants and finishers include Nicole Baden (Powell, TN) who carded a two day total of 175 and finished in a tie for 19th place. Katie Akins (London, KY) finished with a 178 and in 21st place while LeAnna Hinkle (Williamsburg, KY) tallied 202 for 34th place. Whitney Blankenship (Pikeville, KY) rounded out the Patriot participants shooting 223 for 42nd place. Kelli Garvin (Catlettsburg, KY) carded a 95 on the first day but was unable to compete on the final day to complete the tournament.
For complete results on this tournament and others and for more information on Patriot golf visit www.ucumberlands.edu/athletics/golf/womens.
The Patriots will take some time off from tournament play and return to action again in the Mid-South Conference Tournament in Campbellsville, KY on the 21st of this month.
Article Provided by Katie Akins, University of the Cumberlands Sports Information Student Assistant