Kiawah Island, S.C. (Oct. 25, 2015) – The East Tennessee State women’s golf team finished day one of the Palmetto Intercollegiate at Turtle Point Golf Course Sunday. Freshman Hee Ying Loy (Baru, Kulaijaya, Malaysia) continues to lead the team as she shoots a 70 on the first day of the tournament.
Loy is currently tied for third individually with eight other golfers from Kansas, Furman, and Kennesaw State. She has matched the 35th individual player in the nation, Yupaporn Kawinpakorn of Kansas, at two-under par. She also outshot three of the top 100 individual players in the nation as well.
As a team, the Bucs shot 13 over par in the first round at Turtle Point. Vivienne Chin (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia) shot a respectable 74 while tallying 14 pars on day one. Linda Dobele (Ogre, Latvia) also carded a strong 75 in the first day by recording a birdie and four bogeys.
ETSU is just three shots from tying 46th ranked Augusta University who finished with a +10. The Bucs as a team are in 15th place and are just five strokes from breaking into the top ten of the tournament.
No. 48 ranked Campbell University is currently leading the field with an impressive two under score. No. 40 ranked Furman is in third place by carding even, and the Louisville Cardinals, 23rd, finished the first day with a two over par score.
The Bucs will continue the second round Monday on hole one from 8:30 a.m. to 9:06 a.m. Rachel Pollock (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) will tee off first for ETSU, and Loy will tee off last.
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