GREENVILLE, S.C. (Sept, 21, 2014) – Carding scores of even-par 72, sophomore Linda Dobele (Ogre, Latvia) and freshman Dominika Czudkova (Cesky Tesin, Czech Republic) led the way for the ETSU women’s golf team during first round play Sunday in the Lady Paladin Invitational at the Furman Golf Club.
The efforts of Dobele and Czudkova helped the Bucs to a team score of 298, which was good enough to tie for 8th place in the 18-team field. In the team competition, host Furman fired a score of 2-under-par 286 to lead by two strokes over Atlantic Coast Conference foe Wake Forest.
“We had great scores today from Linda and Dominika,” said ETSU head coach Stefanie Shelton. “They both played steady games and displayed a lot of confidence. Overall, I am proud of where we are as a team at this point. The ladies are learning every day and using that knowledge to improve. I am excited to step on the course tomorrow and watch the girls play.”
Individually, both Dobele and Czudkova finished the day tied for 12th, while Kansas’ Pomyipa Sakdee fired a 4-under-par 68 to hold the first-round lead by one stroke over Wake Forest’s Sierra Sims and Yale’s Jennifer Peng.
Other ETSU results on the day included a tie for 48th by both junior Vivienne Chin (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia) and freshman Allyson Dunn (Kingsport), who each fired scores of 5-over 77.
Second and third round play are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, and fans can watch live stats by visiting birdiefire.com and clicking on the Lady Paladin Invitational link. For more on ETSU women’s golf throughout the 2014-15 season, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the women’s golf link.