BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Junior Katie Legge and senior Kayla Smith each improved by two shots, with Legge carding a seven-over seven 79, and Cumberland is sixth after the second round of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Golf Championships on Tuesday here at Bardstown Country Club at Maywood.
Legge began the day with a bogey on the par-4 15th hole, better than the previous day’s double bogey on that hole, and picked up another bogey on the par-5 18th, a recurring theme among both the men’s and women’s teams during the round. The Portland native registered four pars and five bogeys on the front nine and had another bogey on the 11th hole before her only birdie of the day on the par-4 13th hole. She is tied for ninth individually but just five shots from the Top 5.
Smith shot a second-round 81, also starting her day with a bogey on the par-4 14th hole and adding a double bogey on the par-3 16th, but the Greenbrier native made par on nine of the next 12 holes before a hiccup to end her round. She double bogeyed the par-4 11th and bogeyed the par-3 12th as well. Smith is tied for 17th overall but only four shots from the Top 10.
Freshman Kaleigh Chitwood improved her score by seven shots, posting an 84, staying away from the big numbers for almost the entire day. She bogeyed six straight holes at one point and then double bogeyed on the par-3 fifth hole before making a birdie on the par-5 sixth hole. She also birdied the par-3 13th hole and stands along in 26th place.
Hogan collected seven pars but was unable to stay away from the big numbers, posting five double bogeys en route to an 89. The Carrollton, Ky., native is along in 30th place.
Wednesday’s final round began at 7:30 a.m. CDT with another shotgun start.
Garrett moves up with 73; men in third place
BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Senior Austin Garrett collected four birdies and shot a one-over par 73 but Cumberland struggled on the back nine for the second straight day and lost 10 shots to the leaders in the team competition at the Mid-South Conference Men’s Golf Championships on Tuesday here at Bardstown Country Club at Maywood.
Garrett started slowly for the second straight day with bogeys on the first two holes, but the Smithville native put together birdies on holes four, six and seven before another bogey at eight left him at even par at the turn. He made par on six of the final nine holes with the only birdie on the back nine at the par-4 13th for the one-over par score. He moved up five spots and is tied for 10th heading into Wednesday’s final round.
Sophomore Ryan Botts held his round together until the final four holes, carding a five-over par 77 that dropped him to fourth overall, three shots behind the leader. The Lebanon native birdied the par-5 sixth hole but bogeyed the par-4 ninth, the par-5 10th hole and the par-3 12th, but he was still just two-over for the day before a double bogey on the par-3 16th, a hole that played more than a shot over par for the day. Botts also birdied the par-5 18th hole before ending with a par.
Freshman Zach Johnson started quickly for the second straight day before fading again on the back nine. The Tampa, Fla., native birdied holes four and six but three bogeys in a six-hole stretch put him at one-over heading to the 14th, but a double bogey there and three more bogeys over the final six holes pushed his score to six-over par 78, tied for 14th.
Sophomore Peyton Broyles recorded 12 pars in his round but double bogeys on the par-4 ninth and the par-3 12th holes also pushed his score up. The Gainesboro native made his only birdie of the day on the sixth hole and had three bogeys in the round. He is alone in 26th place heading into the final round.
Freshman Zach Kean started his round with a birdie on the par-5 third hole but everything went south in a hurry from there with two bogeys then a triple on the sixth because of a lost ball. The Cross Plains native regained his form and made par on nine of the next 10 holes before a disastrous quad on the par-4 17th hole and another bogey on the first finished off an 82. He is tied for 28th overall.
Lindsey Wilson pulled away from the field on Tuesday and leads by 11 shots heading into the final round. Cumberland is in third place but just four shots behind the University of the Cumberlands for second.
Wednesday’s final round began at 8:30 a.m. CDT with another shotgun start.