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Golden Eagles in 29th place after first day at Kiawah Island Classic


CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Tennessee Tech women's golf team opened play Sunday at the Kiawah Island Classic, finishing the day in 29th place among 36 teams at the largest college tournament in the nation

With a youthful lineup featuring three freshmen, one sophomore and one junior, the Golden Eagles shot 333 during first round play at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort on Kiawah Island, S.C.

Whitney Robertson, a freshman from Clarksville, shot an 80, which marked as the low round of the day for the Golden Eagles and left her in 98th place individually.

Fellow freshman Lydia Triplett was next with an 82, placing her in a tie for 120th place. Nine places back is sophomore Megan Williamson, who carded an 83. Freshman Haley Davidson finished with an 88, while junior Maddi Everts shot 89.

Troy mastered the course Sunday with a 291 team total to take the team lead, while Jacksonville State, Kent State and St. John's are all tied for second with a 292.

The field of 192 golfers heads back onto the course early Monday for the second round, with the third round scheduled for Tuesday morning.