Golden Eagles open final round play just 11 shots off pace in second flight
Mar 03, 2014
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Freshman Whitney
Robertson and junior Maddi Everts
led the charge as the Tennessee Tech women's golf team sliced 22
strokes from its first round score on the second day of the Kiawah
Island Classic. The tournament is being held at Cougar Point and
Oak Point Golf Courses.
With the improvement on Monday, the Golden Eagles vaulted past
several schools and moved from 29th place into 24th with a final
round of 18 scheduled for Tuesday in the nation's largest college
tournament, a 36-team gathering hosted by the College of
Because of the size of the tourney field, the event will be broken
into two flights on Tuesday with the top 19 teams playing at Cougar
Point and the second group of 17 teams playing at Oak Point.
Oak Point has been much kinder to the golfers in the first two
rounds. On the opening day, 16 of the top 18 scores were recorded
on that layout.
That leaves Tech within 11 strokes of the lead in its group with a
36-hole total of 644, improving to a 311 Monday after a 333 on
Sunday. Loyola, sitting in 20th place with a 633, heads the second
group and sets the pace for the flight.
In the top group, Kent State's 594 holds a five-shot lead over
second place High Point (599). Jacksonville State, the only other
OVC team in the field, is in third with a 601.
The Golden Eagles tee off Tuesday beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET,
paired with players from Western Kentucky and William & Mary.
Tech is tied with WKU, and two shots back of William &
Robertson, a freshman from Clarksville, Tenn., who led Tech on the
first day with an 80, paced coach Polk Brown's team again on Monday
with a low of 73, putting her in a tie for 38th place individually
Everts, who struggled to an 89 on Sunday, put her game back
together Monday with a solid 74. Her two-day total of 163 has her
tied with freshman Lydia Triplett
in 114th position. Triplett shaved one shot off her opening round,
going from an 82 to an 81 for her 163 total.
Williamson matched her opening 83 with another round of the
same score, and finds herself in 132nd place at 166. Freshman Haley
Davidson rounds out the Tech lineup, shooting rounds of 88 and
86 to place her at 174 and tied for 162nd place.
Loyola's 633 leads the second flight by two strokes over
Charleston Southern with a 635. Following CSU is Wyoming (639),
William & Mary (642), Western Kentucky and Tennessee Tech
(644), UNC Greensboro (648), Newberry (649), Towson (652), Rutgers
(659). Marshall (661), USC Upstate (662), The Citadel (673),
Northern Kentucky (676), Bucknell (679), Richmond (687) and Niagara
Live scoring is available for fans who would like to follow the
action throughout the round. Click here for live scoring. A complete
tourney recap will be available on TTUsports.com late Tuesday.