Centre men's and women's golf win opening matches
On the men's side Centre won the Invitational with a score of 285 points. Senior Chris Morris (Maysville, Ky.), sophomore Grant Hinton (Elizabethtown, Ky.), and sophomore Patrick Davidson (Louisville, Ky.) each shot a 71 on the day to lead the Colonels, they tied for second place overall. Taking sixth place in the event was sophomore Kenyon Cook (Lexington, Ky.) who shot a 72. Rounding out the top five for the Colonels was freshman Tyler O' Daniel who recorded a 79 to tie for 29th.
"This was an excellent start to our season posting scores like this (71-71-71-72) which is the best total in many years," said the Director of Golf, Brian Chafin.
"I was pleased to see two sophomores, Patrick Davidson and Kenyon Cook step up and play so well. I think we now have a very good one two punch with Chris Morris and Morehead State transfer Grant Hinton who will supply us with some consistency and good scores for us to build on," said Chafin.
The Colonels gold team took second place overall with a 299. Senior Lyndon Jones (Taswell, Ind.) shot a 73, which was good enough for a tie for seventh place. Freshman Tyler Sanderson (Suffolk, Va.) tied for ninth place as he shot a 74. Junior John Hester (Louisville, Ky.) and junior Max Manning (Lebanon, Ky.) each shot a 76 to tie for 14th place. Sophomore Jason Ginn (Atlanta, Ga.) was the fifth player for the Colonels gold team and he shot a 81 to tie for 38th.
"Although we did some good things today, we need to be at our best everyday if we are to compete with the top teams in the nation in Division III," finished Chafin.
Jeremey Cason from Maryville College was the overall winner of the men's invitational as he shot a 69.
Mt. St. Joseph finished third on the men's side with a 309. Nine teams competed in the event.
The Centre men's golf team will play again on Saturday and Sunday September 18th and 19th as they take part in the Anderson Fall Golf Invitational in Anderson, Ind.
In the women's match, Centre finished with a 318, as junior Emily Bachert (Bowling Green, Ky.) led the way with a 75. Bachert was also the overall winner of the women's invitational.
Senior Paige Burton (Frankfort, Ky.) tied for second as she shot an 80. Coming in third for the Colonels was sophomore Whitney Miller (Lexington, Ky.) who completed the round of play with an 81 to tie for ninth. Freshman Allison Hancock (Paris, Ky.) had a good start to her college career as she finished seventh with an 82. Also, having a good start to her college career was freshman Catherine Parks (Salisbury, N.C.) who tied for 21st with a score of 96.
"I am extremely proud of our women's team who posted an excellent score of 318 today. Emily had a good start and we got some great support from Paige (Burton), Whitney (Miller) and Allison (Hancock). I am also very pleased with Bridget (Winstead) who posted an 86 one of her best scores of her career," said Chafin.
"This is a very satisfying beginning for our women who have the ability to compete at a high level in Division III, but we must show up to every tournament ready to play because we are playing with the best at every tournament this fall," finished Chafin.
Hanover took second place on the women's side with a 329 and Bellarmine University was third with a 346. Seven teams competed in the event.
The Centre women's golf team will play again on Saturday and Sunday, September 11th and 12th in the Hanover College Invitational in Hanover, Ind.