JOHN’S ISLAND, S.C. (March 23, 2015) – Treacherous weather conditions proved to be a challenge for the ETSU women’s golf team as the Buccaneers opened play in the Briar’s Creek Invitational Monday at the Golf Club at Briar’s Creek.
Posting a solid first round score and finishing 10th after 18 holes of play, the Bucs faltered in the second round and dropped to 17th on the team leaderboard. Second round play was suspended with approximately four holes remaining, so Tuesday will begin with the completion of the second round followed by the third and final round.
For the Bucs, all five players carded scores in the 70s during the first round, led by a 2-over-par 74 by junior Vivienne Chin (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia), while sophomore Rachel Pollock (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) posted a 4-over-par 76 in her first circuit around the Briar’s Creek course. Chin is currently tied for 29th on the individual leaderboard, while Pollock is tied for 46th.
As for the rest of the field, No. 29 Florida currently holds first place by four strokes over No. 44 Texas Tech in the team competition. Individually, three players find themselves under par for the tournament, led by Florida’s Kelly Grassel at 4-under. Grassel, the 97th-ranked player in the country, is two strokes ahead of No. 44 Daniela Darquea of Miami and Lauren Mason of Texas Tech.
Fans wishing to keep informed of the Bucs’ play on Tuesday can do so by visiting golfstat.com and clicking on the Briar Creek 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.