Often times a 294 total will be low enough to win a college golf tournament. But last Friday the St. Catharine College Patriots found themselves in second place with that 294 total at the Brescia University Invitational held at My Old Kentucky Home Golf Course in Bardstown.
St. Catharine, however, did get a first place in the individual competition as junior Nick Patterson (Harrodsburg, Ky.) earned medalist honors with a three-under par 68. Brescia won the team competition with a 288.
“I feel good anytime we can shoot under 300,” said Patriot coach Joan Rizer. “We can be competitive in most tournaments with that kind of score.”
Patterson started on the back nine and was one under par at the turn. He was two under on the front nine, helped by good putting and accurate approach shots.
“I had 27 putts on the day,” said Patterson who has shot as low as 66 on the Bardstown course. “I hit seven fairways and 14 greens. A couple of drives got away from me but overall I hit the ball well.”
Following Patterson’s 68 was Adam Nolte with a 74. Josh Edwards had a 75 while Aaron Darby and Todd Bruington each carded a 77.
The St. Catharine “B” team also turned in a good performance with a 328 total. Matt bloom led the way with a 75. Joey Reed shot a 79 and Trent Lucas and Chaz Bowen had an 80 and 94 respectively.
Brescia also won the women’s portion of the tournament as their 361 total was best among the four team field. St. Catharine was fourth at 392. The top four players for the Patriots, Ashley Pugh, Julie Clark, Jordan Graham and Jessica Shelton, each shot a 98. Kelsey Lyvers had a 102.
The Patriots’ next tournament will be April 2-3 at the Meadow View Golf Course in Kingsport, Tennessee. That is a Mid-South Conference tournament hosted by UVA-Wise.
Brescia – 288
St. Catharine – 294
IU-East - 308
Asbury – 313
Brescia B – 319
St. Catharine B – 328
Brescia – 361
Asbury – 382
Ky. Wesleyan – 367
St. Catharine – 392