Bucs prepare for Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic
Bucs prepare for Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic
Saturday, February 27, 2016


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 27, 2016) – The ETSU women’s golf team have hit the road for Kiawah Island for the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic this weekend.

About the Courses and Tournament

The first course is Osprey Point at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. The 5,964-yard course is a par-72 course. The Bucs will also play on the Oak Point course, which is a 5,901-yard course. Both courses offer a challenge for the Bucs as each course is near the beach and are affected by strong winds.

The three-day tournament will begin on February 28 at 9:15 a.m. The second round will begin at 9:15 a.m., and the final round will be a shotgun start on March 1 at 9 a.m.

Participating Teams

The College of Charleston is host of the tournament and is the reigning champion of the event. This is the largest collegiate golf tournament in the country with 41 participating teams. The Bucs will see strong teams such as: Chattanooga (60), Coastal Carolina (81), Iowa (71), and Old Dominion (61). ETSU will see five Southern Conference teams in action in Kiawah Island: Chattanooga, The Citadel, Mercer, Samford, and UNCG.

About ETSU’s team

Hee Ying Loy (Baru, Kulaijaya, Malaysia) had a great spring season as she averaged 73.67 at five tournaments in the fall. She had a season-low at The Fall Invitational with 69, which placed her T-8th in the tournament individually.

Vivienne Chin (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia) is finishing her final semester at ETSU. She had a fall average round of 74.13. She had her best outing at The Pinehurst Challenge with back-to-back scores of 68 and 69 in Pinehurst, N.C.

Junior, Linda Dobele (Ogre, Latvia) finished her fall season strong in the last three tournaments. In the last three outings, she carded an average of 73.89. Rachel Pollock (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) and Dominika Czudkova (Cesky Tesin, Czech Republic) each bring leadership to the team as they round out the team.

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