KWC dominates in college golf event
For the third consecutive year, Old Capital Golf Club played host to the Oakland City University Invitational.
Conditions during the invitational, on Sept. 29, were tough on the players, as brisk, chilly winds and temperatures in the upper 50s made for a challenge for some.
In the men’s competition, the conditions proved to be just right for Kentucky Wesleyan’s Harrison Price. The junior, an Owensboro, Ky., native, scored the par-72 course with a 2-under par 70 performance.
Price was the lone golfer to come in under par, as the competitors played from the black tees.
Kentucky Wesleyan, as a team, won the title handily with a 302. Host Oakland City placed second (327), Brescia University (333) was third, and Hanover (346) took fourth.
Finishing second overall for the men was Brescia’s Garrett Veal with a 2-over par 74. Oakland City’s Carter McDavid was third with a 75.
North Harrison High School graduate Ryan Boone had a homecoming of sorts, playing at the Corydon course. Boone concluded his 18-hole round with an 87.
The invitational also welcomed the women to the tees for the second consecutive year. Kentucky Wesleyan made it a sweep with team and medalist honors.
As a team, Kentucky Wesleyan carded a 339, playing from the yellow tees. Hanover was a distant second with a 370, followed by Brescia (372) and Oakland City (412).
Kentucky Wesleyan sophomore Courtney Wallace was the overall medalist with an 80. The West Paducah, Ky., native carded a 40 on the front and back nines.
Taking second place was Hanover’s Molly Burpo with an 84, and third was Lauren Jill Tatum with an 84.
Mens’ team results ‘ 1. Kentucky Wesleyan 302, 2. Oakland City 327, 3. Brescia 333, 4. Hanover 346.
Mens’ individual results ‘ 1. Price (KWC) 70, 2. Veal (B) 74, 3. McDavid (OCU) 75, 4. Kuenneke (KWC) 76, 5. Riggs (OCU) 77.
Womens’ team results ‘ 1. Kentucky Wesleyan 339, 2. Hanover 370, 3. Brescia 372, 4. Oakland City 412.
Womens’ individual results ‘ 1. Wallace (KWC) 80, 2. Burpo (H) 84, 3. Tatum (KWC) 84, 4. Swisher (KWC) 85, 5. Varble (B) 87.