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Webb takes second place at Shawnee

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KCU freshman shoots 175 over 36 holes

By Brian Stone

Kentucky Christian University freshman and former Collins golfer Mallori Webb turned in a strong performance over the weekend at the Shawnee State Invitational, as she earned a second-place finish at the event held in Portsmouth, Ohio.

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Webb says the tournament was an intriguing one to be a part of, considering the KCU girls’ golf program is still in its early stages.

“It was very exciting for me and my team since this is only the second year of KCU having a golf team,” she said. “This was our second tournament of four for the season so it gives me a lot of hope for the upcoming events.”

Webb shot a 175 over the course of the 36-hole tournament, with rounds of 92 and 83 to bring the event to a close.

As a team, KCU shot a 792 over the entire tournament, with Webb’s rounds greatly helping the team capture a second-place spot in its second event of the spring.

The weather at the event ran the gamut, with the opening round being in stark contrast to the second. Rainy and colder temperatures plagued the first day of competition, but despite the poor conditions Webb carded a 92 and remained within striking distance of the lead.

The second day saw the weather clear up, and the freshman’s performance improved as a result en route to the runner-up finish.

“Starting the tournament on Friday, it was very cold and even raining at one point so it was a little challenging to stay focused and keep pushing through,” Webb said. “I was spending any free second keeping my hands warm so I could feel the club. But on the second day the weather was great and even got a little hot during the [second] round.”

With a second-place finish in her back pocket and two events still remaining in the spring golf season, Webb is focused on taking the top spot in her next outing.

“I plan to keep practicing and getting better and hopefully I’ll come in first place next time,” she said.