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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Prep Golf: Summer Loving

  • Goodley girls kick off summer schedule with First, Second finish at College Showcase; Fowler finishes third at Drake Creek
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  • The mindset was simple for Eldorado’s Ashton and Taylor Goodley Tuesday: Focus.
    The pair of Eldorado High School golfers played their game and by doing so finished first and second at the 2014 College Showcase at Drake Creek Golf Course in Ledbetter, Ky.
    Taylor shot a final round 78 in winning the Girls High School Division, while Ashton carded an 81 earning second place honors.
    Taylor who led the field of six golfers in her division, didn’t take the mentality to the No. 1 tee box early Tuesday morning.
    “I told myself to not think about the score,” she said. “I wanted to play as if I was down and had to get back in contention.”
    For the most part, Taylor’s rhetoric paid off.
    After a double bogey on No. 1, see managed to save a few pars on No. 2, 3 and 4, before back-to-back birdies on No. 5 and 6.
    “That was what I needed to get going,” she said. “It feels great to win this event. My focus was better and even though I had some ups and downs (Tuesday), I felt pretty good all day.”
    Ashton, who said, conditions were favorable despite a few pop up rain showers, still struggled with her putter and driver, but all-in-all, took the tournament in stride.
    “I still have some things to work on,” she said. “One of which would be to definitely not hit in the hazard every time off the tee box,” Ashton joked. “I’m very happy with how I played and I’m hoping to take what I learned from this week and take it to other tournaments to hopefully score better.”
    As a point of emphasis, the two Eldorado High School seniors, played from the same tees as the Women’s College Division did and based on scoring, the two would have finished fifth and sixth, respectively out of nine golfers.
    Brooke Cusumano, a sophomore-to-be for Southern Illinois University, won the Women’s College Division with a 79-75-68 222.
    Harrisburg’s Ben Fowler maintained his third place position, firing a final round 81 Tuesday, to finish 12 strokes off the lead, held by McCracken County’s Drake Stepter, while Sean Warren finished second with a 77-75-78 230.
     
    Michael Dann can be reached at mdann@dailyregister.com. Follow on twitter: @spydieshooter.
     
    Final Results from 2014 College
    Showcase at Drake Creek Golf Course
    Womens College Division
    Brooke Cusumano     Southern Illinois Univ. 79 75 68 222
    Rachel Welker         Eastern Kentucky Univ. 71 73 79 223
    Page 2 of 3 - Abbi Stamper         Murray State Univ.     78 76 79 233    
    Jackie Van Meter         Murray State Univ.     76 79 79 234
    Ann Sullivan         Milligan College     83 79 80 242
    AnnaMichelle Moore     Austin Peay Univ.     80 85 81 246
    Charlstyn Beard         Union Univ.         80 81 89 250
    Mollie Stone         Milligan College     86 85 90 261
    Kirsten Faulkner         John A. Logan College     91 96 93 280
    Mens College Division
    Myles Morrissey         Murray State Univ.     73 70 69 212
    Nicholas Thompson     Western Kentucky Univ.     71 72 74 217
    Matthew Zukutney     Murray State Univ.     74 72 71 217
    Joey Mayo             Rhodes College     71 77 72 220
    Hunter Travis         Union Univ.         72 73 76 221
    Brock Simmons         Murray State Univ.     76 73 74 223
    Kent Gregory     Univ. of Illinois - Springfield     78 74 75 227
    Daniel Taylor         Murray State Univ.     77 72 79 228
    Trevor Flota         Univ. of Illinois - Springfield     77 75 76 228
    Andrew Mitchell         Southern Illinois Univ.     75 78 79 232
    Boys High School Division
    Drake Stepter         McCracken County HS     71 75 77 223
    Sean Warren         McCracken County HS     77 75 78 230
    Ben Fowler             Harrisburg HS     78 76 81 235
    Brock Burnham         Massac County HS     76 83 81 240
    Hayden Cash         Graves County HS     82 77 84 243
    Steven McGowan     Ballard Co. HS     81 81 89 251
    Luke Wieneke         Massac County HS     87 81 87 255
    Nicholas Hunerkoch     Massac County HS     89 84 90 263
    John Michael Duley     Massac County HS     83 84 wd wd
    Kyler Owens         Massac County HS     85 89 wd wd
    Blake Thomas         Graves County HS     97 85 wd wd
                Girls High School Division    
    Taylor Goodley         Eldorado HS         82 76 78 236
    Page 3 of 3 - Ashton Goodley         Eldorado HS         79 80 81 240
    Paige Ellerbusch         Massac County HS     84 80 80 244
    Bailey Tyree         Marshall County HS     85 82 80 247
    Lauren Eickholz         Paducah Tilghman HS     82 88 89 259
    Brittany Reynolds         Massac County HS     91 94 93 278
       
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