Loy and Dobele lead Bucs to top five finish
Linda Dobele pictured above.
Loy and Dobele lead Bucs to top five finish
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Braselton, Ga. (Oct. 6, 2015) – The ETSU women’s golf finished fifth in the Fall Invitational. Hee Ying Loy and Linda Dobele led the team with 54 hole scores of -1 and even par, respectively.

This is the best result for the team this season firing multiple under par rounds to finish fifth in a strong field. The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga took home first place as with a final total of 12 under par. Ole Miss made a run the last day with a four under par total falling one shot behind UTC.   The highly ranked Memphis Tigers finished fourth, one stroke ahead of the Bucs.

Freshman Loy finished tied for eighth individually leading the Bucs as she finished the three rounds event at with a one under par total. She finished the first two rounds of the tournament two under par including a round of 69, her best round in her young career at ETSU.

Dobele followed her 2-under first round score of 70 with two solid rounds to post an even par tournament total placing her 14th on the leaderboard.

Rachel Pollock and Vivienne Chin joined their teammates with solid tournament rounds, each finishing top 30 individually. Pollock carded a three over par 75 on the final day finishing the tournament at 6 over. Chin finished the event at 4 over after entering the final day with an even par total after 36 holes.

“This was definitely a breakthrough tournament for us as a team and individually. It was the best performance from start to finish this team has had. When faced with the mental adversity of this game, the ladies stood up and battled back. It is extremely encouraging to see this growth, and I feel we have some exciting golf ahead,” said head coach Stefanie Shelton.

This is an impressive showing for the Bucs as they placed four players in the top 30 and two players in the top 15 individually. The team will next compete in the Pinehurst Challenge hosted by the College of Charleston on Oct. 12-13 in Pinehurst, N.C.

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