KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (Feb. 25, 2016) – After playing in four fall events this season, the ETSU women’s golf team is rested and ready as the Bucs travel to Kiawah Island, S.C. for the 2017 Edwin Watts/Kiawah Spring Classic, which is the largest collegiate golf tournament in the country in 2017.
About the Bucs
Loy Hee Ying (Baru, Kulaijaya, Malaysia) leads the Blue and Gold after she finished the fall with a 72.67 scoring average in four events. The sophomore finished in the top-5 twice and in the top-10 three times including a tie for second in the Johnie Imes Invitational in October of 2016. In that same tournament, she posted a season-low 3-under 69 in back-to-back rounds en route to runner-up status.
One of two seniors on the squad, Linda Dobele (Ogre, Latvia) is second on the team as she averages 75.17 per round. She had two top-25 finishes in the fall with her best finish coming at the Red Raider Invitational to open the season. Freshman Ankita Kedlaya (Bangalore, India) posted two top-25 outings in the fall including a 19th place finish in the Palmetto Intercollegiate Fall Invitational where she inked a 224 total score.
The second senior on the women’s golf team is Rachel Pollock (Guelph, Ontario, Canada), and she averages 77.67 per round. She posted a season-low 1-over 73 at the Palmetto Intercollegiate Fall Invitational in late October 2016.
About the 2017 Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Spring Classic
The outing is tabbed the largest collegiate golf tournament in the country as 43 teams look to compete at Osprey and Oak Point Golf Courses starting on Sunday.
Of the 43-team field, five of those teams are SoCon rivals.
Every team will get a chance to compete on both courses, and following 36 holes of play, the top-22 teams will play for the championship at Osprey Point, while teams 23-43 will play for a flight championship at Oak Point on Tuesday.
Last season the Bucs competed in the same event, and they finished an impressive tied for 6th out of 41 teams. Leading the surge in Kiawah Island last season was Vivienne Chin as she finished tied for 6th individually with a score of 217.
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