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Golden Eagle women's golf finish day one of Terrier Intercollegiate

Golden Eagle women's golf finish day one of Terrier Intercollegiate

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Day one of the Terrier Intercollegiate came to a close for the Tennessee Tech women's golf team, as the Golden Eagles wrapped up the first two rounds of play at the Carolina Country Club Monday afternoon 13th overall.

The purple and gold rounded out its first two trips around the par-72 course with scores of 305 and 309, totaling a 614 and sitting just four shots out of the top-10. In-state rival Lipscomb led the way through the first day of play, posting a 281-293=574. Eastern Kentucky's Rylea Marcum led the field of 90 golfers individually, scoring a 138.

Hannah Bratton led the Golden Eagle effort through the first two rounds, carding a pair of matching, 1-over 73s. The senior tied for 11th overall while notching a pair of birdies in each round on her way to a score of 146.

Next among the Tech lineup on the leaderboard was Ainsley Simms in a tie for 39th overall. Shooting scores of 76 and 78, the returning freshman compiled a 154 total with a pair of birdies in the first round of action.

Three shots behind her teammate was Katrine Toennessen, finishing up with a 157 behind rounds of 78 and 79. The sophomore tied for 60th in the field, compiling three birdies throughout the day.

Tying for 72nd on the day were Elisabeth Toennessen and Heidi Lawson, each concluding the first two rounds with scores of 161. A sophomore, Toennessen shaved three shots off her first-round score of 82, turning in a 79 in round two. Lawson put together scores of 78 and 83, tallying a pair of birdies in the first round.

Tech will wrap up the 2021-22 fall slate with the third and final round of the Terrier Intercollegiate set to kick off Tuesday morning with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. CT.

Top 5 Teams:
1.      Lipscomb      281-293=574      -2
2.   Eastern Kentucky   295-285=580   +4
3.   USC Upstate   299-292=591   +15
4.   Central Michigan   293-299=592   +16
5.   Samford   302-294=596   +20
13.   Tennessee Tech   305-309=614   +38


Leaderboard (90 Golfers)
1.      Rylea Marcum (Eastern Kentucky)      70-68=138      -6
T-11.   Hannah Bratton   73-73=146   +2
T-39.   Ainsley Simms   76-78=154   +10
T-60.   Katrine Toennessen   78-79=157   +13
T-72.   Elisabeth Toennessen   82-79=161   +17
T-72.   Heidi Lawson   78-83=161   +17

File photo by Thomas Corhern

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