Mountaineer Golf Opens 2015-16 Season at the Blue Raider Fall Kickoff

Mountaineer Golf Opens 2015-16 Season at the Blue Raider Fall Kickoff

 

COLUMBIA, KY- The Berea College golf team took the links on Friday and Saturday for the first time this year in the Blue Raider Fall Kickoff, a tournament hosted by Coach Trent Milby's alma mater: Lindsey Wilson College.

 

The first day played out well for the Mountaineers, who shot 306 in their first round. That 306 was good enough to put them ahead of former KIAC rival Brescia by three strokes, and 13th overall in the tournament. Kevin Kim shot a 73 in his first round, which was followed by a 75 and 77 from Trevor Humes and Austin Worley. Derrick Lisanby proved effective in his first round, shooting an 81 to round out the BC top four.

 

The Mountaineers were not as sharp in their second 18, but still much improved from their last season. Kim shot a 74, ending his two days at only five over par. Worley shot a 79 in day two, totaling his score to 156. Ben Piercefield shot an 80, and Trevor Humes finished with an 82 to give the Mountaineers a 315 (621) stroke total. Nate Metz and Derrick Lisanby shot in the 80's as well on their second 18.

 

Coach Trent Milby was very pleased with his team's effort and output. Afterwards, he stated, "I lead them to water, and they're finally starting to learn to drink- these boys have a shot this year." In their final tournament of last fall (the national championship at Penn State), the Mountaineers shot 336, which is thirty strokes worse than their first tournament this year.  Sophomore Kevin Kim commented on their chances in the postseason, "With Daemon College and West Virginia Tech gone, I knew that it would make it a little easier for us to at least move up in the rankings. But if we keep improving from this already pretty good score, we'll have a legit shot at winning this thing, but the key is that we keep improving- it's still early."

 

The Mountaineer's roster is bolstered by their upper classmen. Ben Piercefield, Trevor Humes, Nate Metz, and Ryan Akins (fifth year) are the seniors that look to keep the Mountaineers in contention for a USCAA national championship. Ben and Trevor have been very good for Berea over the last three years, and look to finish out their senior year on top. Nate Metz (BC Sports Network's very own) is in his third year of eligibility, and will be able to return for his fourth year of golf.  Ryan Akins finished his All-American Berea College baseball career last spring, and is now trying his luck with a different kind of swing. He is in his 9th and final semester at Berea College.

 

Austin Worley, Derrick Lisanby, and J.R. Williams are the juniors on the BC golf team. Derrick is coming off a knee ligament injury, and looks to show that he is fully recovered. J.R. is in his third year at Berea College.  Look for J.R. to take the links with force. Austin Worley, out of Louisville, is back and looking good after his first tournament- shooting two scores in the 70's. When asked about his relationship with the team, Worley laughed and said, "We're a family! We have a sort of blind loyalty to each other. Some people really find that admirable, and I can see why. My teammates made the game fun again."

 

Sophomore Kevin Kim is consistently the #1 for Berea College's golf squad. The former state champion from Georgia is looking to win a different kind of championship- this one on a national level. Kevin seems to always be on the verge of breaking 70, and may do so before this season is finished.

 

The team heads to Lexington next Monday and Tuesday, September 14th and 15th to play in the Asbury University Shootout. 

COLUMBIA, KY- The Berea College golf team took the links on Friday and Saturday for the first time this year in the Blue Raider Fall Kickoff.

The first day played out well for the Mountaineers, who shot 306 in their first round. That 306 was good enough to put them ahead of former KIAC rival Brescia by three strokes, and 13th overall in the tournament. Kevin Kim shot a 73 in his first round, which was followed by a 75 and 77 from Trevor Humes and Austin Worley. Derrick Lisanby proved effective in his first round, shooting an 81 to round out the BC top four.

The Mountaineers were not as sharp in their second 18, but still much improved from their last season. Kim shot a 74, ending his two days at only five over par. Worley shot a 79 in day two, totaling his score to 156. Ben Piercefield shot an 80, and Trevor Humes finished with an 82 to give the Mountaineers a 315 (621) stroke total. Nate Metz and Derrick Lisanby shot in the 80's as well on their second 18.
Coach Trent Milby was very pleased with his team's effort and output. Afterwards, he stated, "I lead them to water, and they're finally starting to learn to drink- these boys have a shot this year." In their final tournament of last fall (the national championship at Penn State), the Mountaineers shot 336, which is thirty strokes worse than their first tournament this year.  Sophomore Kevin Kim commented on their chances in the postseason, "With Daemon College and West Virginia Tech gone, I knew that it would make it a little easier for us to at least move up in the rankings. But if we keep improving from this already pretty good score, we'll have a legit shot at winning this thing, but the key is that we keep improving- it's still early."
 
The Mountaineer's roster is bolstered by their upper classmen. Ben Piercefield, Trevor Humes, Nate Metz, and Ryan Akins (fifth year) are the seniors that look to keep the Mountaineers in contention for a USCAA national championship. Ben and Trevor have been very good for Berea over the last three years, and look to finish out their senior year on top. Nate Metz (BC Sports Network's very own) is in his third year of eligibility, and will be able to return for his fourth year of golf.  Ryan Akins finished his All-American Berea College baseball career last spring, and is now trying his luck with a different kind of swing. He is in his 9th and final semester at Berea College.
 
Austin Worley, Derrick Lisanby, and J.R. Williams are the juniors on the BC golf team. Derrick is coming off a knee ligament injury, and looks to show that he is fully recovered. J.R. is in his third year at Berea College.  Look for J.R. to take the links with force. Austin Worley, out of Louisville, is back and looking good after his first tournament- shooting two scores in the 70's. When asked about his relationship with the team, Worley laughed and said, "We're a family! We have a sort of blind loyalty to each other. Some people really find that admirable, and I can see why. My teammates made the game fun again."
 
Sophomore Kevin Kim is consistently the #1 for Berea College's golf squad. The former state champion from Georgia is looking to win a different kind of championship- this one on a national level. Kevin seems to always be on the verge of breaking 70, and may do so before this season is finished.
 
The team heads to Lexington next Monday and Tuesday, September 14th and 15th to play in the Asbury University Shootout. 
 

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