Times Staff Report
April 29, 2014
BARDSTOWN – The University of Pikeville posted its best finish in program history at the Mid-South Conference Women’s Golf Championship, taking fourth place in the seven-team field on Wednesday at the Bardstown Country Club at Maywood.
The Bears’ previous best was a tie for fifth place, but Katy Humphrey helped them reach new heights by taking eighth place overall with a score of 236 (79-78-79) over three rounds. UPIKE carded a 988 total score as a team with rounds of 321, 324 and 343.
Cumberlands took the team title with a score of 922 (304, 319, 299), Lindsey Wilson was second at 951 (317, 318 and 316) and Campbellsville (Ky.) rounded out the top three with a total of 964 (311, 326 327).
Placing behind Humphrey for UPIKE was Brittany Brophy in 19th place with a score of 249 (79, 84, 86), Ashley Veach finishing 20th with a score of 250 (80, 81, 89) and Christen Cropper was 21st with a total score of 255 (83, 81, 91). Lauren Gregory made it four straight Bears on the leaderboard in a tie for 22nd place with a score of 256 (83, 84, 89).
Laken McKinney rounded out the UPIKE finishers in 30th place after carding a three-round 271 (87, 90. 94).
Following the tournament, conference officials handed out all-conference honors. The two all-conference teams are based on the three MSC sponsored tournaments throughout the year with each individual using their top five scores in the seven rounds. Humphrey represented UPIKE as a First Team All-MSC performer after locking up the honor with her finish at the championship.
The individual champion was Campbellsville’s Cassidy Scantland after firing a 228 (73, 75, 80). Taylor Gillis from Cumberlands ended up shooting the lowest round of the championship with a 72 on day one before ultimately finishing in 18th place with a 247 (72, 83, 92).
Cumberlands earned the automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship next month, while Scantland earned an automatic bid as an individual with her MSC win.