No. 16 women’s golf team wins second straight tournament behind Kinsman

Staff report

October 10, 2013

Pineville, Ky. — The No. 16 St. Andrews University women’s golf team won their second consecutive tournament on Tuesday at the Union Bulldog Fall Invite. The ladies closed the second round with a score of 317 to go along with their first round 315 to finish 32 shots ahead of runner-up Union College.

However, the SAU men’s golf team finished in second place for the second straight week, falling by eight shots to Union College at Union’s Fall Invitational at Wasiota Winds Golf Course.

SAU junior Laura Kinsman won her second straight tournament after shooting rounds of 72 and 75 for a 147 score and another impressive win by seven strokes over a Pikeville golfer. Freshman Madison Moore placed third after rounds of 74 and 82 while being named to the all-tournament team with Laura.

Freshman Paige Hartman also shot rounds of 84 and 80 for a seventh-place finish while senior Sadiyya Gillespie shot 82 and 83 and came in ninth. Another freshman, Gabriella Cidras, shot 84 and 86 for a good showing in 15th place as well. The women are now 2-1 on the season.

The Lady Knights were also able to outlast five conference schools in the event including Union, Reinhardt, Point, Truett-McConnell, and Bryan College.

On the men’s side, the Knights shot a 297 on the first day and a 298 on day two for a two-day score of 595 while freshman Daniel Wieck shot a 69 in round two to tie the low score of the tournament helping him to finish in fifth place after shooting a 76 on the first day. Senior All-American Matthew Latham shot 73 and 71 for a fourth-place finish while senior Matthew Forbis shot a 73 and an 80 to finish in a tie for 13th. Junior Ben Martinez shot 75 and 90 while junior Tom Clutton shot 79-78.

Latham and Wieck were also named to the All-tournament team as well.

There were two other conference schools other than Union in the 11-team field, Point and Bryan with both finishing well behind the Knights. Garrett Bradley of Union won the individual title with scores of 69 and 71.

The nationally-ranked golf teams will be in action again Oct. 14-15 when the men will compete in the AAC Fall Championships in Elizabethton, Tenn. while the women will be competing Oct. 21-22 in Waleska, Ga. at the Callahan Golf Links.