KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (Feb. 26, 2016) – After the first round of play at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic, the ETSU women’s golf team sits tied for fifth after shooting 6-over 294 on Sunday at the Osprey Point Golf Club.
Paired with Southern Mississippi, Jacksonville and Delaware, the Bucs find themselves in the top-5 after a strong start to the outing. Jacksonville currently sits in first place as the team carded a 2-under 286 team score, and Southern Mississippi is just four strokes ahead of the Blue and Gold heading into day two.
As a team, ETSU recorded 15 birdies with senior Rachel Pollock (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) and freshman Yeji Ahn (Changwon-City, South Korea) carding over half them.
Leading the team was sophomore Loy Hee Ying (Baru, Kulaijaya, Malaysia) as she finished with an even-72 score. Loy opened play on the front nine at 1-under, but after making the turn, she finished the back nine with a 1-over score. Loy is tied for 16th on the individual leaderboard and four strokes away from matching first place Louise Persson of Jacksonville and Saskia Sterud of St. John’s.
Pollock and Ahn are tied for second on the team as they both finished with four birdies en route to a 1-over 73 outing. Pollock inked the second-lowest score on the team, and Ahn was playing individually to make her score not count towards the team overall score.
Linda Dobele (Ogre, Latvia) played steady golf in the first round as she carded a 2-over 74. She is currently tied for 34th after sinking 14 pars on day one of the tournament. Dominika Czudkova (Cesky Tesin, Czech Republic) rounded out the four scores for the team as she finished with a 3-over 75.
ETSU will have the last tee time of the day as they are paired with the same group as day one. Ankita Kedlaya (Bangalore, India) will begin the day for the Bucs on hole 10 at 10:48 a.m. on the Oak Point Golf Course.
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