The Tennessee Tech women’s golf team placed third at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate over fall break. Hollee Sadler earned her first all-tournament honors, and the team had three top 10 individual finishes.
Coming off a record-breaking performance at the Fall Invitational a week prior, the team hoped to keep the momentum going. Allyson Dunn, Maddi Everts, Lindsay Miller, Whitney Robertson, Sadler and Megan Williamson represented Tech.
Dunn shot a 76 and lead Tech during round one. She finished the day tied for fifth. Everts and Sadler tied for 11th after shooting 78s. Williamson tied for 25th after shooting an 81, while Robertson shot an 82 to tie for 28th. Tech shot a combined 313, tying for second with host Austin Peay.
During the second round, Sadler shot a 76, giving her a 154 total to tie for fourth. Dunn finished the tournament with a 155 after shooting a 79 to tie for seventh. Robertson shot a combined 163 and finished 25th. Williamson tied for 32nd after shooting a combined 167. Tech ended the tournament with a 313-313 — 626. Austin Peay won the tournament, shooting a combined 619.
Tech finished the tournament in third place with only a single stroke separating the team from Lipscomb’s second place finish. Head coach Polk Brown noticed a few things that could have moved the team up the leaderboard.
“We could've improved our lag putting. We missed a lot of putts both days because we left ourselves with quite a few challenging second putts,” said Brown. “We could've hit a few more fairways as well. We struggled a bit more off the tee than normal, and it cost us a few strokes here and there.”
Although earning all-tournament honors feels good, Sadler is looking ahead to the rest of the season.
“It's a great feeling to know my hard work is starting to pay off, but I know I still have a lot of work to do to get where I want to be.”
Austin Peay hosted the 36-hole tournament, which featured a tough eight-team field. Austin Peay, Belmont, Murray State, Tech, and Tennessee State were the only Ohio Valley Conference teams competing.