By Glenmore Jones
Register Golf Columnist
Last Tuesday, the EKU women’s golf team shot their fourth-best round this fall to finish third at the Charles Braun Intercollegiate.
The two-day, 36-hole event was played on the par-71, Quail Crossing Golf Club in Boonville, Ind. EKU’s team total of 631 was four shots behind second-place Indiana State, 627, and six shots behind first-place Northern Iowa, 625.
Rachel Welker, playing as an individual, was the most consistent Colonel during the event. She shot a 79 on Oct. 29 before carding a 75 on Oct. 30. Her total of 154 tied for third in the field of 72.
Senior April Emerson led EKU with a score of 155 and tied for sixth overall. She struggled in the first round with a 13-over par 84 and was tied for 36th place, but fired a terrific even-par round, 71, in the second round to move into a tie for sixth place.
That tied the second-lowest round by a Colonel this fall. That is great golf for a cold, windy day and all the ladies handled it well.
Anna Gleixner had the next-lowest score with 158 and was 12th overall. Becky Sharp was third with a 160 and was 18th overall; Nicki Henry was fourth with a 161 and finished 19th overall and Alex Schmidt shot a 166 and tied for 36th.
Coach Mike Whitson said, “I’m really proud of the way the team finished the fall season this week. They came up here in very, very tough conditions and played a decent first round in cold, windy conditions and played really well the second day in the same bad conditions. I’m proud of the attitude they’ve had over the past few weeks after a couple of tough tournaments. They came here and really did a good job to finish strong this fall.”
Mike added, “Rachel had her best finish of the season. I hope this really gets her career jump started.”
This finishes the fall portion of the women’s season. Their next action is scheduled for Feb. 25 and 26 at the USA Women’s Invitational hosted by the University of South Alabama.
All you swinging ladies stay in shape this winter, have fun and come out with fire in your eyes next spring.
Aloha till then.
Special thanks to Kevin Britton, assistant director of public relations for all the info this year.
Day-Night Scramble at BGAD out of sight!
Twenty brave souls teed it up in the Day-Night Scramble at the Pioneer Golf Course at BGAD last Friday night.
They teed it up in daylight at 5:30 p.m. and played nine holes then stopped, ate dinner and finished the event in the dark using glow balls and flagsticks.
Hoisting the flag of victory was the team of Randy and Phillip Clowers, Tim Diddel and Doug Richardson with an 11-under par. Second place went to Nick and Mike Bowling and Gary Rowland with a 9-under par.
Two teams tied for third at 7-under par.
I didn’t find out what kind of antifreeze the winning team used as it was a brrr cold night. Manager Roger Van Winkle wanted to say thanks to all you good people who braved the cold to make sure the show went on.
Special thanks to Ms Karryl Tolle, CIV USAMC, for the info.
Great Halloween Party at MCC
On Friday, October 26, the old Madison Country Club came alive with a fantastic Halloween Party.
More than 60 revelers showed up for a crazy night of not acting their age (thank goodness) and letting their hair down. Over half of them were in costumes.
Chairwoman Grace Robertson won the overall best costume prize with the mythical Phoenix bird costume. Randy and Daphne Jewell won the most original as the Turtleman and Earl.
Charley Marcum won the funniest costume award as Scooby Doo. I wore a genuine cat wig designed by my hair stylist, Mary Hall. It came from two years of brushing my cat, Scamper.
Everyone enjoyed the appetizers and dancing in the fog-filled room to the music of the Music Medics. The decorations were fabulous with a scary creature guarding the entrance and more inside.
Grace Robertson, with help from daughter Nicole Robertson, Jen Harrison and Haley Weiderman, presented one fine party at the old fun club.
Mahalo to all of you for working so hard to see that we all had one unforgettable night.
A well adjusted person is one who can play golf as if it were a game — Unknown
Nov. 16 – Igloo Club at BGAD. A murder mystery dinner called Lights, Camera, Murder. Cost is $20 per person and includes finger foods, dinner, and two adult beverages. Must be 21 to drink and 18 to sign up. Everyone has a role to play and the theme is Hollywood so dress to kill. It starts at 6 p.m. and lasts three or four hours. Registration ends Friday.
Business and life are like a bank account — you can’t take out more than you put in — William Feather.
If you have any golf stories or anecdotes, e-mail me at email@example.com.
Until next time … live, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore.