Bucs are focused on Lady Paladin tournament
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Bucs are focused on Lady Paladin tournament
Saturday, September 19, 2015

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 13, 2015) – East Tennessee State women’s golf are continuing their fall schedule with a tournament in Greeneville, S.C. The three-day tournament will start on September 20 and run to September 22. The tournament is hosted by Southern Conference foe Furman University who is currently ranked 32, according to GolfStat.

Last Tournament Recap

The Bucs started the first day of the Ptarmigan Ram Classic by playing 36 consecutive holes on September 14. Senior Vivienne Chin (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia) led the five-person team by shooting a 147 on the first day, which was three shots over par. Dominika Czudkova (Cesky Tesin, Czech Republic) fell just one stroke outside of tying Chin as she shot a 148. Hee Ying Loy (Taman Sri Kulai Baru, Kulaijaya, Malaysia) was impressive the first day by placing third on the Bucs team. She was five shots over par with a 149.

The second day caused issues for all teams due to weather conditions. BYU played the best in the third round by shooting a 296 overall. ETSU competed by finishing their last day with a 319 score. The Bucs finished the tournament in 12th place with an overall score of 914. The Buccaneers also placed just 19 shots behind the 22 nationally ranked Texas Tech University.

About the Lady Paladin Tournament

ETSU will be facing off against several big name universities such as: 10 ranked Wake Forest, 32 ranked Furman University, and 46 ranked Coast Carolina University. The 2015 Lady Paladin is hosted by Furman and the tournament will be played on the Furman University Golf Course. This golf course has been ranked the 16th best golf course according to Golfweek’s Best Campus Courses for 2015. The course is a par 72 and totals 6,313 yards for every 18 holes.

The Lady Paladin will encompass 17 teams and those teams are: Brown, Clemson, Coastal Carolina, Columbia, East Tennessee State, Fur- man, Georgetown, Georgia Southern, James Madison, Kennesaw State, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Samford, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, and Wofford.

Live scores will be broadcasted through www.BirdieFire.com, but Furman will be posting scores on their athletics page at the conclusion of each round.

Who to watch this week

Chin has been a consistent golfer in her tenure at ETSU, but who has impressed since moving to Johnson City, Tenn. is Loy. She came to ETSU with an impressive resume before arriving on campus and playing collegiately.

In the tournament last week in Colorado, Loy shot just 12 over par in three rounds of golf, which was good enough to finish second on the team. She played even on the front and back nine by shooting six shots over par on both halves. Loy also carded the best score each day in her personal grouping. She picked up five birdies and shot par on 33 holes out of the 54 holes in total.

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