LMU Golf Teams Struggle In SAC Tournament
April 15, 2008
HARROGATE, TN – On Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, the Lincoln Memorial University men’s and women’s golf team found that life on the road in the Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament isn’t easy, as the Railsplitters placed 9th and the Lady Railsplitters finished 6th in the league tournament.
Playing at Hickory Lake Country Club in Hickory, North Carolina, the Railsplitters shot a total team score of 938 to finish 9th, 52 strokes off the mark set by 2008 SAC Men’s Golf Champion Newberry College who shot a 886.
Lincoln Memorial’s Cory Talley led the Railsplitter charge with rounds of 77, 72 and 79 for a total 288. Talley finished tied for 16th place, 20 strokes off the leader. LMU’s Brad Greenside tied for 22nd place in the tournament. Greenside shot an 83, a 75 and a 74 for a final 232, while teammate Steve Cambron turned in scores of 77, 81 and 80 to finish tied for 31st place with a score of 238. Lincoln Memorial’s Cory Bartlett finished in 39th place for the tournament with scores of 82, 83 and 79 for a total 244, while Josh Collins placed 44th with rounds of 79, 90 and 87 for a final 256.
In the women’s flight, the Lady Railsplitters turned in a team score of 1099 to finish 6th and were 136 strokes off the pace set by this year’s SAC Women’s Golf Champion Wingate University (963).
The Lady Railsplitters were led by sophomore Katy Oliver who posted scores of 88, 90 and 90 for a final 268, good enough to tie for 16th place. Coming in close behind Oliver was LMU newcomer Rhoni Daikoff. Daikoff finished 19th overall with scores of 90, 94 and 89 for a final 273, while teammate Kirsten Wolff finished 22nd with rounds of 88, 91 and 98 for a total 277. Also competing for the Lady Railsplitters were Terran Harrison who shot a 283 with rounds of98, 95 and 90, while LMU’s Sarah Oswalt-MacNeill finished with a total 301 on rounds of 96, 99 and 106.
The 2008 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament marks the end of the season for both Lincoln Memorial University golf teams. The task at hand now for LMU Head Coach Travis Muncy will be to hit the recruiting trail to find the missing pieces for next year’s teams.