September 22, 2014

JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

DECATUR - Three players turned in a respectable round of 85 Sunday afternoon in extremely windy conditions as the John A. Logan College women's golf team tied for second at an eight-team invitational hosted by Millikin University.

The Volunteers posted a team score of 349, or 13 strokes behind winner, Illinois Wesleyan, which carded a 336. Truman State tied Logan at 349. Millikin was next at 362 followed by Monmouth (365), Augustana (369), Kaskaskia (385) and Lincoln (463).

Freshman Reagan Keepes of Mount Carmel, along with sophomores Chelsea Capel of Marion and Kirsten Faulkner of Metropolis, all finished at 85. Freshman Adrian Brown, who led the team the previous weekend, struggled Sunday with a 94. Freshman Payton Choate's 101 did not count toward the team score.

Keepes, Capel and Faulkner all earned medals for placing in the top 15. In fact, the trio tied for eighth.

"I think the girls are moving in the right direction with their play," said Vols head coach Bill Glenn. "Our scores could have been even better had it not been for the heavy wind. There were trees bent over the wind was blowing so hard. I was pleased with the improved play of Reagan, Chelsea and Kirsten and am confident that Adrian and Payton will turn things around."

Logan competes Friday at Kaskaskia.