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Kiawah Island, S.C. (Oct. 27, 2015) – Hee Ying Loy (Baru, Kulaijaya, Malaysia) led the ETSU women’s golf team at the Palmetto Intercollegiate as the Buccaneer freshman finished in sixth-place at 2-over-par 218 (70-77-71) on Tuesday from Turtle Point Golf Course.
Loy finished strong in the final round in Kiawah Island, S.C. On her last day, she carded four birdies and 11 pars en route to shooting 1-under 71 and was tied for third individually with the most birdies (9) in the 54-hole tournament.
The Buccaneers recorded their lowest round of the tournament on the final day as the Blue and Gold shot a 8-over-par 296 and placed 11th with a three-round score of 38-over-par 902 (301-305-296).
Vivienne Chin (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia), Linda Dobele (Ogre, Latvia), and Dominika Czudkova (Cesky Tesin, Czech Republic) each finished the third round with a 3-over-par 75. Czudkova started on hole 10 and scored 11 straight pars, and Dobele carded two birdies on back-to-back par three holes.
Both Chin and Dobele placed in the top-30 after scoring 8-over-par 224 and a 9-over-par 225, respectively. Chin was in the top four players with one of the lowest scores on par-3 holes with a 1-under score.
Rachel Pollock (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) improved by three strokes on her final day in Kiawah Island as she finished with a 6-over-par 78. Pollock totaled 13 pars in the last 18 holes, which was her best in the three-day tournament.
ETSU finished just one stroke from breaking into the top-10 in the tournament. South Florida made the biggest improvement in the final round as they moved up five spots to finish in 12th. No. 40 Furman held onto the top spot with 11-over 875 (288-289-298), and No. 23 Louisville finished in sixth with a 4-over-par 889.
Yupaporn Kawinpakorn of Kansas finished first individually after firing a 3-under-par 213. Kawinpakorn was the only player who finished below par in the three-day contest.
This tournament was the final match of the fall schedule for the Buccaneers. ETSU returns back to action in late February at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic in Kiawah Island, S.C., to kick off the Spring 2016 schedule.
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