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Golden Eagles finish two rounds of action at Pirate Collegiate Classic

Golden Eagles finish two rounds of action at Pirate Collegiate Classic

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

GREENVILLE, N.C. – The Tennessee Tech women's golf team completed the opening two rounds of the Pirate Collegiate Classic Monday, racking up a pair of trips around Greenville Country Club.

The purple and gold ranked ninth out of 12 teams following the first day of action, posting rounds of 312 and 313 for a 625 overall score. High Point and host East Carolina tied for first heading into the final round, each tallying marks of 583. Seton Hall's Sarah Fouratt led all individuals with a 137.

Leading the way for the Golden Eagles were a pair of Tech veterans, Ainsley Simms and Elisabeth Toennessen with matching rounds of 76 and 77 for 153. The junior Simms carded a birdie in each round while the senior Toennessen produced one in the first and 14 pars in the second.

Tying for 45th among the 63 participants was Makenzie Morton with a total of 159. The senior totaled three birdies on the day as part of rounds of 79 and 80. Finishing the opening day of play with a 159 was freshman Kaitlyn Rand, turning in an 83 and a 79 backed by a birdie.

Rounding out the lineup for the Golden Eagles was Gittle Sciolis, finishing 53rd overall with scores of 81 and 83 for a 164 overall.

The third and final round of action will begin with two groups of tee times starting at 7:30 a.m. CT.

Top 5 Teams:
T-1.    High Point    293-290=583    +7
T-1.   East Carolina   302-281=583   +7
3.   Seton Hall   298-288=586   +10
4.   Nova Southeastern   298-291=589   +13
5.   UNCG   294-297=595   +15
9.   Tennessee Tech   312-313=625   +49


Leaderboard (63 Golfers)
1.    Sarah Fouratt (Seton Hall)    71-66=137    -7
T-28.   Ainsley Simms   76-77=153   +9
T-28.   Elisabeth Toennessen   76-77=153   +9
T-45.   Makenzie Morton   79-80=159   +15
51.   Kaitlyn Rand   83-79=162   +18
53.   Gittle Sciolis   81-83=164   +20

File photo by Emily Armstrong

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