JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 20, 2015) – East Tennessee State women’s golf finished day one by shooting a 303 on the first 18 holes at the 2015 Lady Paladin. The Bucs are off to a good start in a power packed field, and Linda Dobele (Ogre, Latvia) and Hee Ying Loy (Taman Sri Kulai Baru, Kulaijaya, Malaysia) are leading the way for the Bucs by each shooting a 74.
ETSU is now tied for seventh with the reigning champions of the tournament, Furman University. Furman was also the reigning women’s Southern Conference tournament champions last season. They are also the 32nd ranked team in the nation, according to GolfStat.
Dobele is leading the pack for the Bucs by shooting two over par, and Loy matched her with the same score. Rachel Pollock (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) is just three shots behind her teammates as she finished the first round with a 77.
Leading the tournament is the Clemson Tigers. The Tigers have shot two over par collectively as a four-person team. The Bucs are just 13 shots away from matching the Tigers. ETSU are outshooting the 46th team in the nation, Coast Carolina, by two shots, and the Buccaneers are just five strokes behind the Virginia Tech Hokies.
Some other notable positions in this tournament are: the 10 ranked Wake Forest, who is currently in third place, New Mexico, who is in second place, and Missouri who is currently sitting in fourth.
East Tennessee State will start their second day at Furman Monday with tee times starting at 8:51 a.m. and ending at 9:27 a.m. for the Bucs. Be sure to follow the Bucs in the second round here.
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