The Alice Lloyd College Eagles golf team completed their 2013-14 season with the KIAC Men’s Golf Championship at Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond, Kentucky. Teams played 36 holes on Tuesday, April 22nd and 18 holes on Wednesday, April 23rd to complete the 54-hole format. Weather conditions were perfect for this format, and the golf course was in excellent condition.
“The staff at Gibson Bay Golf Course did a fantastic job providing the facilities,” says Dr. Robert Hamilton, ALC’s golf coach. “Ryan Hess of Berea College was an outstanding tournament host.”
ALC’s number one golfer, Cody Hyden, fired a 74 in the third round to place 14th overall to win All-Conference honors. ALC’s number three golfer, Randall Smith, won Comeback Player of the Year, with a 41-shot improvement over last year’s scores at the conference championships. The Eagles finished 7th of 7 with 351, 351, 349 for a team score of 1051.
Indiana University East’s top player, Joey Smart, fired 75, 77, 72 for a 224 to win player of the year in a thrilling playoff with Brescia’s Haydon Young, who fired 74, 75, 75 for his 224. Point Park University Pioneers won the conference team championship with a 302, 296, 304 for 902, which was nine strokes better than the second-place Brescia University Bearcats who shot 294, 313, 304 for 911.
“The golf team would like to thank ALC faculty, administration and students for their support this year,” Coach Hamilton went on to say. “We would also like to thank Dr. Gerald Walford for his support and encouragement. The team could not have completed an 8 event season without the support of the ALC family.”
Article and photos submitted by Dr. Robert Hamilton.