From staff reports
BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Senior Zach Brewer carded a two-over par 74 highlighted by a hole-in-one on the par-3 fifth hole and junior Austin Garrett and freshman Ryan Botts also shot 74, helping Cumberland to a third-round 298 and a fourth-place finish at the Mid-South Conference Men’s Golf Championships here Tuesday at Bardstown Country Club.
The final round of the 54-hole tournament was a shotgun start, with Brewer starting on the third hole. The Murfreesboro native made double bogey but rebounded with a par before knocking a gap wedge into the cup on the 145-yard hole, the first hole-in-one in three years of the conference tournament being played on the Maywood course.
Brewer birdied the par-5 sixth hole and added another birdie on the par-5 10th. He double bogeyed holes 15-16 but birdied the par-5 18th and finished with two pars for his two-over score.
Garrett finished fifth overall in the field of 56 on the par-72, 6,844-yard course. The Smithville native bogeyed his first hole, the par-3 5th, but birdied the sixth. It started a topsy-turvy round that included six birdies, six bogeys and one double bogey on the par-5 16th. He tied for second in the field with 11 birdies over the 54 holes.
Botts also birdied the sixth hole, his first of the round, but bogeyed the seventh and ninth before recording a birdie on the par-4 11th. The Lebanon native netted bogeys on holes 15 and 17 as well as No. 1, but birdied the par-4 4th en route to his 74.
Senior Caleb Evans rebounded with a four-over par 76 after subpar rounds on Sunday and Monday. The Cleveland, Tenn., native bogeyed his first two holes, the fourth and fifth, but birdied No. 6 before a double bogey on nine and a bogey on Nos. 10 and 11. His round came together with three birdies over a five-hole stretch from 14-18 and finished with three pars.
Freshman Peyton Broyles ended the tournament with a seven-over par 79, making birdies on Nos. 6 and 8. The Gainesboro native struggled on the back nine though, shooting 43 that included three bogeys and double bogeys on 16 and 17. He made par on the par-5 18th as well as holes 1 and 2 before finishing with a bogey.
Smith ties for fifth after second round 76
BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Junior Kayla Smith carded a four-over par 76, tying for fifth overall, and junior Lindsey Taylor shot a second-round 81, as Cumberland finished third as a team at the Mid-South Conference Women’s Golf Championships here Tuesday at Bardstown Country Club.
The final round of the 36-hole tournament was a shotgun start, with the Bulldog men beginning on holes 10-12.
Smith began her round with a double bogey on the par-4 11th but then collected seven straight pars before bogeys on holes 1 and 2. The Greenbrier native birdied the par-5 3rd and added another birdie on the par-5 6th and finished her round with another birdie on a par-5, the 10th.
Taylor bogeyed the 11th and 12th holes and had three more bogeys on Nos. 16-18. The Milan native recorded a birdie on the par-4 4th hole, shooting 81 for a two-day total of 163, good for 13th among the field of 40 players.
Freshman Quincy Hogan bounced back after a tough opening round to shoot 82. The Carrollton, Ky., native registered six pars in her first eight holes but had two double bogeys before making birdie on her final hole of the day, the par-4 11th. She finished 17th overall.
Senior A.C. Agee also shot 82 in the second round, making two bogeys and five pars but triple bogey on the par-3 16th hole in her first nine. On the front side she started with a double bogey and collected three pars and a birdie on the fourth hole. Agee tied for 11th in the field.
Sophomore Katie Legge also began on No. 10 and the Portland native triple bogeyed the par-4 11th. She made seven on the par-3 16th but played better on the front nine, registering five pars en route to an 87. She finished 16h overall.