JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 21, 2017) – ETSU’s women’s golf team has made strides in its 2017 fall season, and will get in one more tournament before winter arrives.
The Bucs begin play tomorrow in the Palmetto Intercollegiate, at the Turtle Point Golf Course in Kiawah Island, S.C. The three-round event concludes on Tuesday, October 24.
ETSU opened the fall campaign by finishing 11th in the 15-team Mercedes-Benz Collegiate in Knoxville, Tenn., then finished 11 out of 17 at the Lady Paladin Invitational in Greenville, S.C.
The Bucs’ big step forward came October 3rd – a strong 2nd-place performance at the 14-team Johnie Imes Invitational in Columbia, Mo. Two players finished in the top three of the individual standings -- freshman Tereza Melecka (Belcovice, Czech Republic) earned Medalist honors, with Hee Ying Loy (Johor, Malaysia) just two spots back.
Melecka closed the tournament with rounds of 66 and 69. Her 66 was a career-best, and the top round posted by an ETSU player this season. Ankita Kedlaya (Bangalore, India) posted her best round of the season with a 74 on opening day. Loy went 67-69 over the final two rounds, giving her four sub-70 rounds this fall.
PALMETTO INTERCOLLEGIATE: THE BASICS
Turtle Point Golf Course is a par-72, 5981-yard layout, and 18 teams are set to participate at the Palmetto. ETSU is one of four Southern Conference squads involved, along with Chattanooga, Mercer and UNC-Greensboro.
The Bucs go into the tournament at #75 out of 265 NCAA Division I teams in Golfstat.com’s latest national rankings. Campbell University (#48) is the highest-rated D1 team in the field, which also includes Daytona State College (Fla.), which is #1 in Golfstat’s junior college rankings.
Four players in Golfstat’s individual top 100 are set to play at Turtle Point, led ETSU’s Hee Ying Loy. The reigning Southern Conference Player of the Year is in a tie for 24th, and is joined at the Palmetto by Katerina Vlasinova of Old Dominion (tied for 42nd) and the Kennesaw State duo of Madison Caldwell and Roanne Tomlinson (tied for 89th).
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After the Palmetto Intercollegiate, the Bucs’ next tournament is the Kiawah Spring Invitational, to be held from February 25-27, 2018.
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