Ellen Kehoe made it one step above at this year’s Kentucky Women’s State Amateur Golf Tournament as the Taylor County High School senior-to-be was eliminated in the semi-finals by eventual champion Lydia Gumm.
Kehoe, who made it to last year’s quarters before falling to runner-up and two-time champion Karisa Akin 6&4, defeated Becky Sharpe 1-up on Thursday morning before Gumm prevailed in a 20-hole match in Thursday afternoon’s semis.
In 2012, Sharpe had bested Kehoe for the consolation championship.
Gumm defeated to April Emerson, who owns State Am titles in 2009, 2011 and 2013, in Friday’s title tilt 4&3.
Campbellsville University announces 2014-15 men’s basketball schedule
Campbellsville University’s men’s basketball coach Keith Adkins announced the Tigers’ 2014-15 schedule, one of the program’s most diverse in recent years.
The 30-game regular season schedule will have its earliest start date in program history, tipping off Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 when the Tigers host Benedictine College (Kan.) and Saint Thomas University (Fla.) for the Lou Cunningham Classic. It is also the first time the classic has been on opening weekend.
“If possible, I would love to have the Lou Cunningham Classic on the opening weekend every year. I think it would create a lot of excitement, opening with home games in a classic format, while at the same time, honoring one of the great coaches that this school has had,” Adkins said.
CU will also see changes occur to its Mid-South Conference schedule with three conference games in November and two in December. The MSC will feature nine men’s teams this season after the University of Rio Grande (Ohio) and Bluefield College (Va.) left the conference and Life University (Ga.) joined this summer.
“If the MSC wasn’t already difficult enough, we have now added Life University to beef it up a little more. The MSC did lose a couple of teams from last year, but by adding a team that has been a traditional NAIA powerhouse, I think that we have actually added quality,” Adkins said. “In my opinion, adding Life only strengthens what is already the best NAIA conference in the country.”
The Tigers’ diverse non-conference schedule will include nine NAIA opponents from six conference and three non-NAIA small schools.
“It is becoming harder and harder each year to put together a non-conference schedule. With so many teams in our area leaving the NAIA, it is much more challenging to schedule games,” Adkins said. “We have to look at taking a couple of trips that are outside of our traditional geographic area, we have to take a look at different affiliations and we have to be willing to be creative. Last year we played four NCAA DI games. This year, I’m not sure we will have any. Moving forward, the schedule may look very different from one year to the next.”
Following the Lou Cunningham Classic, CU will travel west to Springfield, Mo., to play Evangel University on Nov. 8, before returning home for a three-game home stand against non-NAIA schools University of Miami-Middletown (Ohio) and College of Saint Joseph’s (Vt.). The home stand will also include CU’s Mid-South Conference opener Nov. 13 against St. Catharine College.
The Tigers will travel to Benedictine in Kansas on Nov. 15 before returning home for a MSC weekend series against University of the Cumberlands and the University of Pikeville on Nov. 20 and 22, respectively. November will close with the Tigers returning to play Robert Morris University (Ill.) and Voorhees College (S.C.) in Lindsey Wilson College’s Blue Raider Classic over Thanksgiving weekend.
Mid-South Conference play resumes in December with two games in the Central Time Zone, traveling to rival Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Ky., Dec. 4, and then Cumberland University (Tenn.) two days later.
The Tigers’ final home game of the calendar year will be Dec. 15 to host Ohio Christian University, the defending national champion in National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Division II. CU will then travel to Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 19-20 to Philander Smith College to play Philander Smith and John Brown University.
January will feature a four-game homestand against MidAmerica Nazarene University (Kan.), Asbury University (Ky.), Fisk University (Tenn.) and Life University, as MSC action resumes Jan. 15. CU will close the month and the first half of MSC action on the road at Georgetown College (Ky.), Shawnee State University (Ohio) and a trip to Life in Marietta, Ga., Jan. 31.
The Tigers will host four home games in February, opening the month at home against Lindsey Wilson and Cumberland University, before traveling to Pikeville, Cumberlands (Ky.) and St. Catharine. CU will host Shawnee State and Georgetown on Feb. 26 and 28 to close out regular-season play.