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Clarksville, TN – It’s been five years since Austin Peay State University men’s golf team last won the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament but come Wednesday afternoon this year’s squad should find itself in the running for its ninth overall tournament title in school history.
The Govs open the 54-hole OVC Men’s Golf Championships, April 23rd, at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at the Shoals in Muscle Shoals, AL, on the Fighting Joe Course – a par 72, 7,258-yard course — paired with Morehead State and Belmont in the tournament’s first day and teeing off starting at 8:50am.
Austin Peay Men’s Golf team looks to make some noise at the OVC Tournament this week. (APSU Sports Information)
Clarksville, TN – Ohio Valley Conference championship tournament play begins this week for Austin Peay State University’s women’s golf team and both men’s and women’s tennis teams, as they look to join the Governors volleyball team in winning a conference title in the 2017-18 school year.
The women’s golf team will open play April 15th at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at the Shoals in Muscle Shoals, AL, while the tennis teams will play on April 20th at the Centennial Sportsplex Tennis Center in Nashville, TN.
Richmond, Ky – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team could not overcome Eastern Kentucky in the regular season finale, falling 6-1, Friday, at the Tom Higgins Outdoor Courts.
The Govs (10-8, 6-3 OVC) knew they would be playing for seeding in next week’s Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, but the Colonels (13-8, 8-0 OVC) still were playing for an OVC regular season title, which will be decided tomorrow. The Colonels came out of the gate fast, winning easily at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to claim the doubles point.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has had several outstanding hitters go through its softball program, over its 33-year history, but the current year at the plate that third baseman Danielle Liermann is having this spring may be the best season by any player to ever wear the Red and White.
Liermann, a junior from Simi Valley, CA, is batting .410 this season for the Govs (26-11, 8-2 OVC), after the April 8th sweep of fellow Ohio Valley Conference member Tennessee Martin, with eight doubles, 15 home runs and 44 RBIs.
Murray, KY – A trio of top-20 finishes, including a top-five showing from sophomore Meghann Stamps, has Austin Peay State University women’s golf eying a third top-five finish in its last four tournaments, this one at the Murray State Invitational at Miller Memorial Golf Course.
Austin Peay Women’s Golf has three players in top 20 at the Murray State Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)
Clarksville, Tn –-Austin Peay State University men’s golf returns to the links Monday with a trip to Jonesboro, Arkansas for the 22nd Annual Arkansas State Bubba Barnette Intercollegiate, hosted by Arkansas State at RidgePointe Golf Club.
APSU Sports Information
The Govs join a trio of other Ohio Valley Conference Schools on the par-72, 6,137-yard track in Jonesboro, with Belmont, Eastern Illinois and UT Martin among the schools slated to compete. Host Arkansas State, along with Florida Atlantic, Missouri State, Omaha, Oral Roberts, Samford, Southeastern Louisiana, Southern Illinois and UT Arlington.
Monday’s opening day of tournament play will feature 36 holes and an 8:00am shotgun start, with the Govs set to be paired with UT Martin and Samford; Tuesday will also be an 8:00am shotgun start for the final 18 holes.
Two years ago, the Govs placed fifth in this tournament; with such a young group headed to competition this week, no member of that squad will be in action for Austin Peay this week.
The sophomore trio of Alex Vegh, Austin Lancaster and Michael Busse are locked into the top-three spots this week—Vegh and Busse look to lock up their fourth consecutive top-10 individual finishes, with the Govs as a team looking for their fourth straight top-three finish as they prepare to assault the program-record nine straight top-three team finishes in 2012-13.
Freshman Chase Korte, who maintains the team lead in stroke average at 73.08, will play as the No. 4 this week, while freshman Garrett Whitfield will rejoin the lineup after a good showing as an individual at last week’s Phoenix Invitational. Jay Fox, who was runner-up in that event, will play as the individual this week.
Live scoring should be available via GolfStat.com, while a complete recap will be available each day at LetsGoPeay.com.