COLUMBIA, Mo. (Oct. 3, 2016) – For the first time in her ETSU career, sophomore Loy Hee Ying (Baru, Kulaijaya, Malaysia) is leading the pack after the first two rounds at the Johnie Imes Invitational on Monday in Columbia, Mo.
Loy has been in the top-5 before but for the first time in her ETSU career, she sits atop the individual leaderboard. She recorded a 3-under 69 on the first 18 holes and matched that score in her second round. On the day, Loy recorded nine birdies in total en route to being tied for first.
Linda Dobele (Ogre, Latvia) finished even-par 144 after her first 36 holes on Monday. She finished 1-over 73 in the first round and recovered on the second 18 holes with a 1-under 71. In the two rounds, she inked six birdies for the second-most on the team.
As a team, the Blue and Gold are tied for fourth with Florida International University. The Bucs are currently 7-over 583 and are four strokes from claiming second place and nine strokes from sitting atop the team leaderboard.
Host school, Missouri, leads the tournament at 2-under 574 and holds a five-shot lead over second place Fresno State.
Two individuals are tied with Loy after the first two rounds. Emma Allen of Missouri and Fatima Cano of Troy each matched Loy at 6-under 138. Medy Thavong of Kennesaw State is one stroke from forcing a four-way tie in first.
The final round of the Johnie Imes will continue Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. ETSU is paired with Troy and FIU on the final day of the tournament.
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