EAST LANSING, Mich. (Sept, 14, 2014) – Placing three players in the Top 21 individually, the ETSU women’s golf team wrapped up play Sunday in the Mary Fossum Invitational with a seventh place finish in the 15-team field at the Forest Akers West Golf Course.
For the tournament, sophomore Linda Dobele (Ogre, Latvia) posted the best effort for an ETSU player, finishing tied for 17th individually. Meanwhile, teammates Vivienne Chin (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia) and Dominika Czudkova (Cesky Tesin, Czech Republic) ended the event 20th and tied for 21st, respectively.
In the team competition, Notre Dame bested Michigan State by four strokes, while Florida International’s Meghan MacLaren finished the event at 5-over-par 221 to take the individual championship by one stroke over Gabrielle Shipley of Grand Valley State.
“The first tournament of the year is always a challenge with nerves, and we did not play the way we are capable of playing,” said ETSU head coach Stefanie Shelton. “However, I know we learned a lot on a tough golf course, and the experience gained here will help us throughout the year.”
During Sunday’s final round of play, ETSU sophomore Rachel Pollock (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) and Czudkova both posted team-best rounds of 5-over-par 77. For the event, Pollock finished tied for 35th, while freshman Allyson Dunn (Kingsport, Tenn.) made her collegiate debut by finishing tied for 48th.
The Bucs will return to action next Sunday at the Lady Paladin Invitational hosted by Furman University in Greenville, S.C. For more on ETSU women’s golf throughout the 2014-15 season, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the women’s golf link.