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Trio leads Lady Bisons to win at Big Blue Intercollegiate
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
By Mark McGee
Trio leads Lady Bisons to win at Big Blue Intercollegiate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sometimes it isn’t about the win. Sometimes it is about how a team won.

Such was the case for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons golf team.  The Lady Bisons captured first place in the Division I section of the TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate hosted by Tennessee State at the General’s Retreat Course at the Hermitage Golf Course Tuesday.

The Lady Bisons shot 312, the lowest team score of the second day. They finished with a two-round score of 637.

“The boost for us is shooting 312 in tough conditions,” LU women’s golf coach Buddy Harston said. “The greens were fast and undulating.

“Winning will take care of itself if you shoot the scores. That is what we always talk about. We have to shoot the scores.”

Four LU players shot in the 70s for 18 holes on the second day. Savanna Schubert, playing as an individual, fired a 76. Danielle Grace and Miriam Parker each shot rounds of 77. MacKenzy Carter carded a 78.

“They putted well,” Harston said. “We have been working really hard this spring.

“You have to build your game around your short game – chipping, short pitching and putting – if you are going to score.”

Rounding out the scoring on the second day for the Lady Bisons were Morgan Bucher with an 80, Sami Khan with a 90 and Sarah McFarlin with a 93.

Grace finished third overall for the two-day, 36-hole tournament with a 154 (77, 77). Schubert was fourth with a 156 (80, 76). Parker finished fifth with a 157 (80, 77). Carter tied for 10th with a 161 (83, 78).

Bucher tied for 18th with a 166 (86, 80). Khan tied for 25th with a 177 (87, 90). McFarlin finished in 27th with a 178 (85, 93).

The Lady Bisons travel to Jekyll Island, Ga., for the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament April 15-17.

“This is a perfect way to go into the conference championship,” Harston said. “We can’t say we aren’t going into the conference championship this year without confidence.”