Golf teams hope for better finish in tournament play

Bob Reynolds, Sports Editor

The Eastern men’s and women’s golf team will hope for a better finish from near the bottom performances in their respective tournaments last weekend.

The Eastern women will play in the Loyola-Chicago Fall Invitational at the par-73, 6,132 yard Flossmoor Country Club in Flossmoor.

It will be an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start both days. Eastern will go up against Loyola-Chicago, Evansville, Southern Illinois, Butler, Detroit, Green Bay, Illinois Chicago, Chicago State and Lewis University.

The Eastern women opened up its season with a tie for 10th place at the Murray State Fall Invite last weekend.

Sophomore Anne Bahr shot a two-round total of 164, which was good for a 44th place finish. Junior Alexandra Pickens finished 47th for the tournament.

Pickens shot a two-round total of 165 last weekend.

Junior Chole Wong finished with a 172 last weekend, while junior Madison Burget finished with a 183.

This will be the second of five tournaments the Panthers will play in the fall season. The Panthers will play three tournaments in October starting with the Butler Fall Invitational.

Eastern will next Travel to the Dayton Fall Invitational and then the Evansville Fall Intercollegiate.

The Eastern men’s team will travel to Murray, Ky. to play in the Murray State Invitational. The Panthers will start a 54-hole event which will begin Monday at 8:30 a.m.

Monday will feature 36 holes of action, and the final round will be Tuesday and will start at 9 a.m.

The tournament will take place at the par-71, 6,601-yard Miller Memorial Golf Course, the same course which the Eastern women competed on last weekend.

Along with host Murray State, the Panthers will be competing against five other Ohio Valley Conference teams, which include Tennessee Tech, Tennessee State, Morehead State and Tennessee-Martin.

Also in the field are Alabama State, Missouri Baptist, Western Illinois and Wright State.

The Panther men opened up last week finishing in last place at the Illinois State D.A. Weibring Classic.

The Panthers finished 50 strokes behind 17th place last weekend. Senior Austin Sproles shot a three-round total of 234 with a low round of 74, which was in the first round of the tournament.

Freshman Alvaro Hernandez and junior Daniel Hughes both tied for 90th place with a combined total of 241.

The duo each shot a low round of 77 in the tournament.

This will be the second of five tournaments for the Panther men as they will travel to the SIU Edwardsville Fall Invitational next week, which is in Madison.

Eastern will then travel to the John Dallio DePaul Memorial in Lemont.

The Panthers will complete there fall season at the Austin Peay Fall Intercollegiate in a couple of weeks.


Bob Reynolds can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]