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KNOXVILLE (Oct. 18, 2014) – Besting its first round score by 11 strokes, the ETSU women’s golf team continued to face down a talented field Saturday in second round play at the Merdeces-Benz Intercollegiate at the Cherokee Country Club.
After a tough first round that put the Buccaneers in a difficult position on the team leaderboard, ETSU head coach Stefanie Shelton was encouraged by her team’s fortitude.
“We battled through some fears today and had a better day as a team,” said Shelton, whose team is currently 15th on the leaderboard. “There are still a lot of challenges to overcome and we have another day tomorrow to get back to work.”
Freshman Allyson Dunn (Kingsport) was a particularly encouraging bright spot on Saturday, bouncing back and improving on her first-round score by 10 strokes to card a team-best 3-over-par 74 in the second round. Along with Dunn, every other ETSU player either improved or matched their score from Friday.
Junior Vivienne Chin (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia) remains the top individual performer for the Buccaneers, tying for 54th after a 77 in the second round. Meanwhile, teammate Dominika Czudkova (Cesky Tesin, Czech Republic) also posted a 77 on the day and finished tied for 60th.
Louisville currently stands at 12-over-par 580 and leads the team competition by three strokes over Kent State. Individually, Nanna Madsen tops the field after posting rounds of 72 and 69 to currently stand at 1-under-par 141, one stroke better than Missouri’s Alina Rogers.
The Bucs will wrap up third and final round play Sunday and fans can follow the Bucs through live scoring provided by Golfstat.com. For more on ETSU women’s golf throughout the 2014-15 season, visit ETSUBuccs.com and click on the women’s golf link.