Oct. 4, 2004

NKU RALLIES TO WIN GLVC TITLE

Norse golfers capture GLVC crown with playoff victory

FORSYTH, Ill. - The Northern Kentucky University women’s golf team captured the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships title Monday with a playoff victory over the University of Southern Indiana.

The Norse rallied from a seven-stroke deficit in the final round to tie Southern Indiana after 36 holes and force the playoff. NKU and Southern Indiana each totaled 613 after 36 holes, but the Norse won the playoff by one stroke to capture their second GLVC title in the past three years.

Alicia Lawrence shot a 2-over-par 74 Monday to lead NKU’s comeback at the par-72 Hickory Point Golf Course. Lawrence finished with a two-day total of 154 and earned GLVC Freshman of the Year honors after placing fifth in the individual competition.

Bianca Hutton of NKU fired a 75 Monday and tied teammates Kim Keyer-Scott and Michelle Bellish for second place with scores of 153. Keyer-Scott shot 77 in the second round, while Bellish finished with an 80 on Monday. As a team, NKU totaled 306 in the final round.

Alisha Luigs of Southern Indiana won the medal with a two-day total of 146 and was the GLVC Player of the Year. NKU’s Daryl Landrum earned GLVC Coach of the Year accolades.

Landrum also was GLVC Coach of the Year in 2002 after NKU won the GLVC crown.

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Daryl Landrum