Golf teams remain positive after Freed-Hardeman Invitational

The men and women’s golf teams kicked off their week competing at the Freed-Hardeman Invitational in Covington Monday and Tuesday.

This two-day, two-round tournament featured nine men’s teams and six women’s teams.

The course proved challenging for both teams because the greens were small and flat with lots of hazards, which made margins for error small. The windy weather also was not in their favor.

The women’s team placed third. Lindsay McRee, senior business management major, though disappointed in her own performance during the tournament, continues to be proud that the team as a whole attempts to stay positive.

“The girls’ team has a bright future, and we have improved so much since starting the program in 2012,” McRee said.

1. Loyola University-NO – 673
2. Freed-Hardeman U. – 682
3. Union University (TN) – 702
4. Columbia College – 721
5. Martin Methodist College – 739
6. Bethel College-TN – 747

The team’s top scorers were Rilee Taylor (171) and Lindsay McRee (175).

The men’s team placed eighth, scoring 649.

“Being a young team, we struggled in the windy conditions, but we have tons of potential,” said Jon Sain, sophomore business management major.

1. Columbia College (MO) – 607
2. Lindenwood-Belleville – 608
3. Freed-Hardeman – 617
4. Central Baptist College – 621
5. Martin Methodist – 643
6. Lindenwood-Belleville (B) – 644
7. Blue Mountain College – 646
8. Union University – 649
9. Lyon College – 656

Ryan Williams (153) and Blake Karnes (161) were the top scorers for Union.

Next on the schedule, both teams will travel to Athens, Alabama Oct. 26 to compete in the Martin Methodist Invitational at the Canebreak Country Club.

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