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EATONTON, Ga. (Feb. 17, 2023) – The ETSU women’s golf team finished the first round of its first spring tournament on Friday, sitting tied for fifth on the first day of the Reynolds Lake Oconee Invite hosted by Mercer in Eatonton, Ga.
The Bucs are trailing by nine strokes to Delaware, who currently sits atop the leader board with a 13-over-par 301 score through Day 1. ETSU is tied with Middle Tennessee State and Daytona St. College for fifth in the 12-team field at 22-over-par 310 and leads Chattanooga by one stroke.
A trio of Bucs are currently tied for 15th place at 4-over-par 76. Junior Amber Thornton (Canberra, Australia), senior Hollie Muse (Liverpool, England) and ETSU’s individual entry Charlotte Roodenburg all started the weekend off with 4-over-par 76.
Thornton started the first three holes even and finished the round with 10 pars and two birdies on the back nine. Muse birdied Hole 2 and Hole 5 in the front nine and finished the last four holes with a quartet of pars. Though playing as an individual, Roodenburg represented the Bucs well and started strong with three birdies on the front nine — including a two-stroke birdie on Hole 4.
One stroke back of the trio is sophomore Alex Crafton (Lake Mary, Fla.) at T-26 with 5-over-par 77. Crafton was just one over in the front nine, including a two-stroke birdie on Hole 8.
Alisa Khokhlova of Delaware sits atop the individual leaderboard at 1-under-par 71.
ETSU will tee off tomorrow morning to open up round two competition.
For more information on Buccaneer women’s golf, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the women’s golf page.