JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 14, 2015) – The ETSU women’s golf team finished their first day of golf on Monday at the Colonel Wolenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic in Fort Collins, Co. The Bucs played 36 holes starting at 8:30 a.m. and played for a total of 12,590 yards each.
Senior Vivienne Chin (Kota Kinabalu, Subah Malaysia) led ETSU in both the first and second rounds by shooting a 73 and 74, respectively. Chin dominated the front nine by playing even in both rounds. She was able to get back-to-back birdies on the fourth and fifth holes in the second round. Sophomore Dominka Czudkova (Cesky Tesin, Czech Republic) fell one stroke behind Chin by finishing four over par in two rounds. Czudkova showed success on the front nine as well as she went -1 in both rounds.
Newcomer Hee Ying Loy (Taman Sri Kulai Baru, Kulaijata, Malaysia) impressed as she finished with a combined score of 149, which is tied for 35th in the tournament. Loy shot a 75 and 74 in the first two rounds while carding four birdies. To continue the trend, Loy showed poise on the front nine in both rounds while finishing two over par.
As a team, the Bucs top four scores carded a 595, which is 19 shots over par. East Tennessee State improved their score by one shot from the first to second round. The team showed consistency by picking up the second most pars with 124 pars.
Long Beach State currently leads the tournament, as they are two over par with a total score of 578.
The toughest hole on the course was hole 14, but ETSU averaged 5.50 strokes on the hole, which was 0.07 of a stroke better than the average team in the tournament.
The Bucs will return for their second day in Fort Collins and hope to make up some ground on the leaderboard.
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