Bevill to compete in NCAA this weekend

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By Dave Taylor

A Carroll County woman will compete in this weekend’s NCAA Division II Championships in Mesa, Ariz. Northern Kentucky University women’s golfer Lyndsey Bevill—a Sanders resident and Carroll County High School graduate—qualified as an individual for the upcoming national tournament by tying for seventh place at the NCAA Division II East Regional.

“Lyndsey has had a fantastic spring season,” NKU Women’s Golf Coach Daryl Landrum said. “She won the Bellarmine Invitational, the Lewis Invitational and tied for a playoff for the Conference championship. She also has been the GLVC player of the month twice this spring.”

Bevill finished with a three-round total of 229 after shooting a 4-over-par 76 during last Tuesday’s final round at the Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield, Mo. That allowed the NKU senior to earn a trip to the NCAA Division II Championships, which will be held May 12-15 at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz.

The top three squads along with the top three individuals not with a team from each regional advanced to the national championships. NKU finished eighth as a team at the East Regional with a score of 974.

“With last year’s national tournament under her belt I fully expect her to have a strong tournament,” Landrum said. “My goal is to have a chance to win the tournament on the last day.”

Landrum believes “anything can happen” if a player is still within reach of the title on the final day of the tournament.

“It will come down to who chips one in or makes that 60 foot putt,” Landrum said.” She is good enough to win. It all depends if the golf gods are on her side.”