JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 8, 2016) – After finishing fourth in the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic in its last outing, the ETSU women’s golf team will now compete in the River Landing Classic hosted by UNC Wilmington and East Carolina in Wallace, N.C.
Last Outing Recap
Loy Hee Ying (Baru, Kulaijaya, Malaysia) led the Buccaneers as she finished second individually at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic over a week ago. Loy finished the three-day tournament in Kiawah Island, SC. at 6-under 210.
As a team, ETSU finished fourth in a field of 43 teams. The fourth place finish was the best this season for the Blue and Gold.
Dominika Czudkova (Cesky Tesin, Czech Republic) also had a successful outing as she finished tied for 33rd after carding 6-over 222. Freshman Ankita Kedlaya (Bangalore, India) posted her best round in the outing as she shot 2-under 70 en route to her second-best finish in her collegiate career – tied for 39th individually.
Coastal Carolina took home the team crown as the team inked a 6-over 870, and College of Charelston finished one stroke behind the Chanticleers for a second place finish.
Laura Fuenfstueck of College of Charleston narrowly defeated Loy as she won the individual title at 8-under 208.
Previewing the River Landing Classic
The ETSU women’s golf team is familiar with this tournament and course as the Bucs won the then-UNCW Lady Seahawk Classic in 2009. The Buccaneers won the event by shooting a 903 and bested Elon by six strokes to win their second outing in the 2009 season.
This is the seventh time ETSU has participated in the tournament. However, this is the first time since 2009 the Bucs have played in the outing.
For the 2017 River Landing Classic, there are 12 participating teams with UNCW and East Carolina hosting the tournament. Leading the participating teams in the national rankings is No. 34 North Carolina. Host school East Carolina comes in at No. 49 with Penn State at No. 69 and Southern Conference foe Tennessee-Chattanooga at No. 73.
The Bucs will play three rounds in the two-day event with the first 36 holes being played on March 9.
On the opening day, ETSU is paired with Elon and Youngstown State. The first round begins at 8:45 a.m. with ETSU starting on holes 8-11.
How to Follow
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