March 28, 2016

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARBONDALE - John A. Logan College sophomore Adrian Brown turned in a solid performance Monday with a round of 78 at the Saluki Invitational at Hickory Ridge Golf Course.

The Carterville native finished with a two-day total of 161, placing her in a tie for 36th place out of 90 golfers. 

Brown's good day was not enough, however, to compensate for her team's less than stellar effort.

Sophomore Reagan Keepes had the Vols' second-best score at 89 for a two-day total of 181. 

Freshman Mariah Bushue followed with a 94 Monday. Her combined score was 183. Madison Bushue checked in with a 98 and finished at 191. Sophomore Payton Choate also carded a 98 and finished at 192.

JALC head coach Bill Glenn was pleased with Brown's performance.

"Adrian works at her game all the time. It's not hard to figure out what separates her from a lot of other golfers. It's all about work ethic."

The Vols will next play in a meet near St. Louis in a couple of weeks before competing in the regional meet in Normal in late April.

"I still think this team is capable of putting together some good scores," he said. "We now know what we need to work on to improve. Hopefully, we can get things figured out before the regional."