||Men’s and women’s golf teams make national headlines
RELEASED: October 30, 2008
The Centre College men’s team was ranked 20th nationally by GolfStat.com on October 25. The men’s team was ranked 17th in the country by Golf World/Nike Golf on October 17. Leading the men’s golf team this fall has been sophomore Chris Morris from Maysville, Ky. As of October 17, Morris ranked as the top golfer in all of Division III according to the Golfstat Cup Standings. The sophomore won five of the Colonel's seven events this fall and averaged a 70.0 in the process, including shooting a school record 64 in the Old Bridge Fall Invitational Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Old Bridge Golf Course in Danville, Ky. Morris also won the Transylvania University Invitational (68-71-139), the Manchester College Fall Invitational (71-67-138), the Franklin College Invitational (68-71-139) and the Wittenberg University Fall Invitational (70-71-141).
The women’s team was ranked 21st nationally by GolfStat.com and 19th by Golf World/Nike Golf. Leading the women’s team this fall has been first-year student Emily Bachert from Bowling Green, Ky. In the same GolfStat Cup Standing used to rank Morris, Bachert was ranked as the No. 2 golfer in all of Division III. With one match to play, the freshman has won two of the Colonels' five events on the season, including shooting a single round low of 72 on the first day of the DePauw Small College Classic. Bachert won the DePauw Small College Classic (72-74-146) as well as the Hanover College Fall Invitational (75), while placing second at the Jim English-Centre College Invitational (74) and the Old Bridge Fall Invitational (77).
Head Coach Brian Chafin had this to say about the fall, "Our coaching staff is very pleased with the results of both the men’s and women’s team this fall. We've had great success as teams and as with two of our individual players as well. With this being said, we have plenty of room for improvement in all areas and this is our challenge for the off season. It's our hopes that our players will utilize our Indoor Training Center as well as work to get stronger for the spring season. Since the SCAC is the most competitive conference in Division III Golf, both teams and individuals need to improve as the year progresses."
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