POOLER, Ga. (April 13, 2015) – Improving on its first round score by seven strokes, the ETSU women’s golf team moved into fifth place on the team leaderboard during second round play Monday in the Southern Conference Championships at Savannah Quarters.
Redshirt freshman Dominika Czudkova (Cesky Tesin, Czech Republic) led the way for the Buccaneers, firing a career-best score of 1-under-par 71 to move into a tie for seventh place on the individual leaderboard. Meanwhile, junior Vivienne Chin (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia) carded a 1-over-par 73 to tie for 14th for the Bucs.
“Today, I was hitting the ball well and I knew that I could play aggressive and go for the flag,” Czudkova said. “I had many birdie chances, but didn’t convert on them. I didn’t make any big mistakes and stayed patient for the whole round. I look forward to playing again tomorrow.”
As a team, the Bucs improved on their first round effort by nine strokes and posted a team score of 296 to finish at 599 for the tournament. Meanwhile, No. 26-ranked Furman holds the lead by nine strokes over Chattanooga. The Paladins stand at 3-under 573 for the event.
Individually, Furman’s Taylor Totland and Alice Chen are currently tied for first place at 4-under-par 140, while Mercer’s Hannah Mae Deems and Chattanooga’s Emily McLennan are both tied for third and one stroke back at 141.
Along with Czudkova and Chin, other ETSU results included a pair of 76s by sophomores Linda Dobele (Ogre, Latvia) and Rachel Pollock (Guelph, Ontario, Canada). Dobele is currently tied for 23rd, while Pollock is tied for 28th.
The championship will wrap up with third and final round action on Tuesday. Fans wishing to watch the progress via live stats can do so by visiting Golfstat.com and clicking on the Southern Conference link.