Golden Eagles finish sixth at Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate

Golden Eagles finish sixth at Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – A pair of veterans led the way for the Tennessee Tech women's golf team Tuesday afternoon, as the Golden Eagles finished sixth among 12 teams competing at the seventh annual Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate.

Tech rounded out the third and final round of action on the Highlands Course at Sevierville Golf Club, posting a 306 collectively for a total of 921 for the week.

It was Shelby Johnson and Lindsay Miller who led the way for the purple and gold, both tying for 15th in the field of 73. A junior, Johnson turned in her second straight 76 in as many days, totaling 227 for the event. Miller, Tech's lone competing senior, followed up rounds of 76 and 74 with a third-round 77 for her own 227.

Competing just miles from her hometown of Kodak, freshman Heidi Lawson fired her best round of the tournament during the final round. Her 3-over 74 placed her 26th on the final leaderboard with a total score of 233.

Tying for 32nd was junior Arianna Clemmer, who carded a 74-83-80=237 during her three rounds of action in Sevierville. Sophomore Kate Mashburn trimmed a pair of strokes from her Monday final, capturing a 79 to tie for 46th with a 242.

Individually, sophomore Hannah Bratton turned in her best round of the week with a 77 on Tuesday. She tied for 37th in the field with a 238 final score. Fellow sophomore Isabel York tied for 51st after posting a 79.

Samford claimed the tournament title while shooting 877, edging out second-place Marshall by one shot. The Bulldogs' Emily Uhland took home individual medalist honors after carding a 71-70-74=215.

Next on the docket for the Golden Eagles is a familiar trip to Richmond, Ky. for the EKU Colonel Classic. The 54-hole event will kick off Thursday, Mar. 28 at the University Club at Arlington.

Top 5 Teams:
1.    Samford     877    +25
2.   Marshall    878   +26
3.   Eastern Kentucky   885   +33
4.   Carson-Newman   916   +64
5.   Northern Kentucky   918   +66
6.   Tennessee Tech   921   +69


Leaderboard (73 Golfers)
1.   Emily Uhland (Samford)    71-70-74=215    +2
T15.   Shelby Johnson   75-76-76=227   +14
T15.   Lindsay Miller   76-74-77=227   +14
26.   Heidi Lawson   78-81-74=233   +20
T32.   Arianna Clemmer   74-83-80=237   +24
T37.   Hannah Bratton   81-80-77=238   +25
T46.   Kate Mashburn    82-81-79=242   +29
T51.    Isabel York   90-77-79=246   +33

Photo by Thomas Corhern