Bucs improve twelve strokes on second day
Bucs improve twelve strokes on second day
Saturday, February 18, 2023

Crafton finishes even, ETSU women’s golf remains fifth

EATONTON, Ga. (Feb. 18, 2023) ­– The ETSU women’s golf team concluded the second round of the Reynolds Lake Oconee Invite on Saturday in Georgia, taking sole possession of fifth place heading into Sunday.

The Bucs improved by 12 strokes from round one to round two, shooting a 10-over-par 298 on Saturday to sit at 608 (310-298). ETSU trails leaders Georgia Southern and Delaware by eight strokes while owning a one-stroke lead on Southern Conference rival and tournament host Mercer. ETSU also leads Chattanooga by 11 strokes.

Sophomore Alex Crafton (Lake Mary, Fla.) sits in a tie for 10th place after shooting a second round even-par 72. Crafton started her day with a bogey on the opening hole but quickly got it back with a birdie on hole three. She then went onto make 12 consecutive pars before going bogey-birdie-par to finish her round.

Freshman Madeline Simcox (Bristol, Tenn.) had the biggest improvement from round one to round two for the Bucs. Simcox followed her opening round of 81 with a second round 2-over-par 74 to sit in a tie for 33rd.

After finishing round one in a tie for 15th, Amber Thornton (Canberra, Australia) remains T-15 after shooting a second round 3-over-par 75. Following Thornton is senior Hollie Muse (Liverpool, England) at T-26 (76-77).

Madison Tenore of Daytona St. College sits atop the individual leaderboard at 2-under-par 142.

ETSU will tee off tomorrow morning in a 10:00 shotgun start and will be paired with Western Kentucky and Mercer. 

For more information on Buccaneer women’s golf, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the women’s golf page.