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By SHARON GRAVES
Getting a college education can be a daunting task, but Lyndsey Bevill is achieving that by playing her way through Northern Kentucky University on a golf scholarship.
While a student at Carroll County High School, Bevill was known for her tough defense and soft shot off the glass as a member of the Lady Panther basketball team. But in the fall, she also played golf under the tutelage of coaches Pam and Brad McNeal and Randy Mefford.
“I didn’t start to play golf until seventh grade,” Bevill said. “When Pam and Brad asked me to play on the high school team, I said yes. Up until that time I had only followed my dad around on the course.”
“I coached Lyndsey in both golf and basketball,” Mefford said. “She is a great kid with a heart of gold. Her attitude and work ethic was tremendous. She is the type of kid that every coach would enjoy having around.”
A junior this year at NKU, Bevill is majoring in sports business and is a member of the women’s Norse golf team, coached by Daryl Landrum. She explained that college golf has two seasons: the main season is in the spring, but they also play several tournaments in the fall.
Bevill said she has a long shot off the tee, but that she struggled her freshman year. She has spent all of the off-season working with Landrum and now believes her game is beginning to come back.
Bevill played in several tournaments this fall and has done well. This past weekend, Bevill and her teammates met 14 other teams at Cambridge Golf Club for a tourney hosted by the Screaming Eagles of Evansville University. The Norse finished fifth overall, but Bevill was disappointed in her team play.
“We really needed to compete better as a team against conference teams like Southern Indiana, University of Indianapolis and Drury University,” she said. “They all finished ahead of us.
Individually, Bevill, Sophie Rasmussen and Charity Evans each finished with a 157-all in the 36-hole, two-day tournament; the three tied for 11th.