Wed, Oct. 6, 2010 - [Women's Golf]
The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Women's Golf Team traveled to Rome, GA to compete in the Berry College Chick-fil-A Collegiate Invitational on October 4th and 5th and took 2nd place out of a field of 18 teams, with a 2 day, 36 hole team total of 639. Taking 1st place was Shorter University (627), and 3rd went to South Carolina-Beaufort (642).
Leading the way for the Patriot ladies was McKinzie Price (Somerset, KY) who placed 2nd overall individually, shooting a 149 (75-74). She was named to the All-Tournament team for the second time this year. "McKinzie has put in a lot of time trying to get her game figured out, and it really paid off this week," said UC Head Golf Coach Chris Kraftick. "When she plays at this level, we can be really good."
First Place went to Greta Lange of Shorter University, shooting a 143 (74-69). Patriot Taylor Gillis (Lawrenceburg, KY) tied for 10th place individually with a 160 (82-78). "Whata great tournament for Taylor," said Kraftick. "She has so much ability and we keep telling her to work hard, relax, and she'll figure the college game out. This was a great finish for her and should really give her a lot of confidence."
Cumberlands other three top finishers were Laura Beth Harris (Glasgow, KY) with a 165 (83-82), Emma Burman (Stockholm, Sweden) with a 174 (92-82), and Chelsea Branscum (Somerset, KY) with a 175 (83-92) finishing 24th, 43rd, and 45th respectively.
"What a coming out party for our women's team," said Kraftick. "After what we considered a slow start in the first two events, they really stepped up this week. Coach Aubree Moore did a great job preparing them,as always, and theplayers really executed the game plan. I hope we carry the momentum from this finish into next week at Trevecca."
This is the Patriot Ladies best finish at the Berry College Invitational, as they placed 5th in this event last year. The team will travel to Nashville, Tennessee to play in the Trevecca Nazarene Invitational for their next event on October 11-12, 2010.
Article Provided by Chris Dillon, University of the Cumberlands Sports Information Student Assistant