Lough to play golf at Ottawa
Basehor-Linwood senior Julie Lough wrapped up her high school golf career in October, but last month, she guaranteed her time on the links is far from over.
Lough signed a national letter of intent to play at Ottawa University. She'll join a Braves squad that posted three top-three team finishes last fall, including a tournament title Sept. 17 at Eagle Bend Golf Course in Lawrence.
One of just two seniors this season, Lough was one of the Bobcats' most experience golfers. She finished at or near the top of the team ranks in every tournament, including a pair of top-10 finishes. She placed seventh individually in a tournament at Santa Fe Trail, then teamed up with Maegan Cunningham to take third at a two-man scramble at Gardner.
Lough ended her Bobcat career with a 17th-place finish at regionals, coming just one spot shy of a state bid. She also carded top-20 finishes at the Piper Invitational and Basehor-Linwood Invitational.
Ottawa, coached by Wendell Smith, opened the spring portion of its 2013-14 schedule Monday with its two-day home tournament at Eagle Bend. Smith led the Braves to a fourth-place finish at last year's Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference/Red River Athletic Conference tournament.