May 18, 2016

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. - Bouncing back from a dismal morning round, the John A. Logan College women's golf team posted a much-improved third-round score of 352 Wednesday to solidify its perch in 15th place at the National Junior College Athletic Association championship. 

Sophomore Adrian Brown of Carterville enjoyed a sparkling round of 80 to pace the Vols. That 80 came on the heels of a second-round score of 94 earlier in the day.

Sophomore Reagan Keepes of Mount Carmel followed with an 84, three strokes better than her previous round of 87.

Freshman Madison Bushue of Effingham checked in with a 91 or 11 strokes better than earlier in the day.

And sophomore Payton Choate of Trico earned a 97, four strokes better than her previous round of 101.

As a team, the Vols' 352 was 32 strokes better than the 384 posted in the morning.

"It was nice to see the girls pick up the pace and play more to their capabilities this afternoon," said Vols head coach Bill Glenn. "Hopefully, we can continue to show improvement in the final round Thursday."

Rend Lake is one notch ahead of Logan in 14th place. The Warriors shot rounds of 362 and 368 Wednesday for a combined score of 1,093 through three rounds. The Vols are 12 strokes back at 1,105.

Rend Lake was led by Alexis Hammerton's 89/81 and Shelby Johnson (90/89). Morgan Wilson checked in with rounds of 94 and 95. Taylor Aldridge notched rounds of 95 and 97 and Addison Gray added rounds of 106 and 101.