PIPPA PASSES - First-year head coach Dr. Robert Hamilton likes what he has seen from his Alice Lloyd College golf team this fall. After recording a team score of 359 in its first tournament, Alice Lloyd improved to the tune of a 352 score on Oct. 5 in the Berea College Invitational in Richmond. The score landed Alice Lloyd in seventh-place in the field of eight participating teams. Hamilton, however, is quick to point out that the team is much better than what the final scorecard suggests.
“The 352 is a reasonable score for one round,” Hamilton said. “Last time we played at Battlefield Golf Course, on March 30, 2013, our team score was 804 for two rounds. The other teams we competed against at this tournament have played in more collegiate golf events both this year and overall as individuals.
“Our team this year is very strong. Our top four players are as good as those of any other school in the conference, and the experience of this fall should pay off in the spring when the conference season begins.”
Continuing his steady play from the team’s first outing, Drew Riley led the Eagles with an 84. The rest of the team also put up solid scores on the par-70 course. The remaining golfers for Alice Lloyd were Brian Stivers – 85, Cody Hyden – 90, Randy Smith – 94 and Tanner Hayes – 118.
The Alice Lloyd College golf team will continue to hone its skills, but will take a break from competitive action until the spring. ALC will return to action March 6-7, 2013 when it hosts an invitational tournament at StoneCrest Golf Course in Prestonsburg.