EATONTON, Ga. (Feb. 21, 2021) – The spring opener is in the books for the ETSU women’s golf team.
The Buccaneers concluded play at the Reynolds Lake Oconee Invitational on Sunday afternoon at the Great Waters Course.
Warda Amira Rawof (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) led the Blue and Gold as she finished tied for 23rd at 13-over-par 229 (74-82-73). The Buccaneer senior bounced back nicely following Saturday’s 82 as she carded a 1-over 73 on Sunday to move 10 spots up the leaderboard. Rawof, who started on the back nine, played her first 10 holes at one-under-par, before posting back-to-back bogeys on No. 2 and No. 3. Rawof collected her second birdie of the day on the par-3, 142-yard No. 4 and registered her third and final birdie on the second-to-last hole to cap off the strong showing.
Mercer’s Payton Schanen led wire-to-wire to capture a two-shot win on her home course. Schanen finished with a 1-over-par 217 to hold off a group of three golfers that placed tied for second at 3-over-par 219.
North Florida rallied for the team win as they posted a 3-over 291 on Sunday to move past Old Dominion, Mercer and Kennesaw State. The Ospreys finished with a team total of 34-over-par 898 en route to beating ODU by two shots and host Mercer by four.
The Bucs finished tied for ninth with Rutgers with a team score of 929.
After leading the Blue and Gold for the first two days, Tereza Melecka (Belcovice, Czech Republic) finished tied for 26th at 14-over-par 230 (73-76-81). Blanca Porta, playing as an individual, placed 34th (+16) and freshman Grace Chin tied for 40th (+19).
The Bucs are back in action next weekend as ETSU heads to South Carolina for the Kiawah Island Classic, which gets underway on Sunday.
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