Bucs 10th After 1st Round of Brickyard
Bucs 10th After 1st Round of Brickyard
Sunday, April 8, 2018

Melecka Posts Team's Best Round; Bucs Shine on Par 5s

MACON, Ga. (April 8, 2018) -- A slow start proved to be tough to overcome for ETSU’s women’s golf team in the opening round of the Brickyard Collegiate tournament on Sunday.

The Bucs were combined six over par through the first three holes and ended the day tied for 10th tenth place out of 14 teams with a score of 317 on a cool, overcast day at the par-72, 6155-yard Brickyard Golf Course.

ETSU found its best success on par-5s, going even par on the day to be the 3rd-best team in that category.

 

A flourish at the finish helped Tereza Melecka (Belcovice, Czech Republic) card the Bucs’ best round of the day. The freshman went 4-over on the front nine and bogeyed #15, but bookended a par on #17 with birdies on the par-4 16th and the par-5 18th. Her 75 has her in a seven-way tie for 14th on the leaderboard.

Melecka and Ankita Kedlaya (Bangalore, India) tied for 3rd among 78 players in par-5 scoring, at 4.75.

Kedlaya would end her day with birdie on #18, putting her at plus-4 on both the front and back nines for an 80. She’s in an eight-way tie for 52nd in the individual standings.

Hee Ying Loy (Johor, Malaysia) was even through the first 15 holes, including a birdie on the par-3 5th hole, before running into trouble at the end. The junior took a 4-over 76 into the clubhouse that puts her in a five-way tie for 21st. She tied for 4th on par-3’s with an average score of 2.75, and her 13 birdies were tied for 4th.

Freshman Kornbongkoat Sararat (Nongkhai, Thailand) numbered three birdies among her round of 86, putting her in a three-way tie for 71st place.

 

Vanderbilt, which began the tournament at 27th out of 258 NCAA Division I squads in Golfstat.com’s national rankings, leads the team standings with a 6-over par 294, eight strokes ahead of Chattanooga, Old Dominion and Virginia Tech.

Sharing the spot on top the leaderboard are Madison Caldwell of Kennesaw State, Payton Schanen of Mercer (the host school), and Louise Yu of Vanderbilt. Each fired even-par 72.

The Bucs begin Monday’s second round on the back nine, with a scheduled tee time of 8:50 am EDT.

 

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