GREENVILLE, S.C. (Sept. 22, 2017) – ETSU’s women’s golf team improved in each round of its first tournament of the fall season, finishing well at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship earlier this week.
The Bucs picked up where they left off in their next event.
Led by another strong showing from Hee Ying Loy (Johor, Malaysia), ETSU stands in a tie for 5th place out of 17 teams after the first round of the Lady Paladin Invitational on Friday in Greenville, S.C.
The Bucs posted a 7-over par 295 team score, three shots back of Middle Tennessee for 4th place and five back of the host team, Furman, for 3rd. Daytona State shot a 4-under 284 to take the first-round lead.
Loy, the reigning Southern Conference Player of the Year, fired a 2-under par 70, putting her in a three-way tie for 2nd on the individual leaderboard. She carded five birdies and three bogeys on the par-72, 6278-yard Furman University Golf Course.
Kornbongkoat Sararat (Nongkhai, Thailand) ran into some trouble on the back nine but held steady to finish with a 3-over 75, tying for 23rd in a field of 93 players.
Ankita Kedlaya (Bangalore, India) settled in after the turn, sinking two birdies over the final seven holes to end up at 4-over 76, good for a tie for 36th.
Tereza Melecka (Belcovice, Czech Republic) shot a 77 to tie for 48th, while Yeji Ahn (Chang Won City, South Korea) tied for 62nd after posting a 79.
The Bucs return to the course for the second round of the Lady Paladin Invitational starting at 9:45 am on Saturday, September 23.
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