Men and women’s golf tees off

Story by Mallory TuckerStaff writer

The men’s and women’s golf teams aren’t set to tee off the fall season for almost a month, but there’s been no shortage of recognition in the off-season as both have racked up both academic awards and experience during the summer months.

Six men and seven women within the Murray State golf program were honored on the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll in late July in addition to four women, senior Sophie Hillier, junior Sydney Trimble, junior Jacklyn Van Meter and sophomore Moa Folke, being named All-American Scholars by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association earlier that month.

The men’s team took to the course collectively in July as well, as every golfer entered the Irvin Cobb Championships at Paxton Park Golf Course in Paducah, Ky., July 18-19. Sophomore Daniel Taylor led the Racers in 10th place with rounds of 72-72. Former Racers Patrick and Nick Newcomb took first and third place in the tournament, respectively, and Cameron Carrico placed 28th.

All three golfers entered the Irvin Cobb Championships as professionals.

Head Coach Velvet Milkman added freshmen Nadine Innes from Union, Ky., and Jane Watts from Versailles, Ky., to the women’s roster in addition to sophomore Anna Moore from Hopkinsville, Ky.

Head Coach Eddie Hunt added freshman Gabe Wheeler from Sikeston, Mo., to his roster. Additionally, Lance Davis will be added after redshirting last year.