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Tech concludes Pirate Collegiate Classic ninth overall

Tech concludes Pirate Collegiate Classic ninth overall

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

GREENVILLE, N.C. – The Tennessee Tech women's golf team wrapped up competition at the Pirate Collegiate Classic Tuesday afternoon, finishing off the third and final trip around Greenville Country Club in Greenville, N.C.

The Golden Eagles finished ninth among the 12 teams in action, carding a 303 for their best round of the week to finish with a 928 overall. East Carolina rallied to win its own event, besting UNCG by a single stroke with an 880. Georgetown's Gabriella Gilrowski took home individual medalist honors after producing a 9-under 207.

For the purple and gold, it was Elisabeth Toennessen pacing the group with a top-25 finish. The senior tied for 25th after a third-round 75 with a birdie. For the week, the veteran shot a 228 to narrowly edge Tech's next finisher. 

Tying for 29th was Ainsley Simms, completing the day with a pair of birdies and a 76. The junior capped off the week with a 229 overall to finish in the top-30 of the field of 63 golfers. 

A rookie and a veteran were next on the leaderboard for the Golden Eagles, with Kaitlyn Rand and Makenzie Morton tying for 46th overall with scores of 237. The freshman Rand put her best round of the week together, tallying three birdies on her way to a 75. Morton, a senior, produced one birdie as part of a third-round 78.

Rounding out the Tech lineup, Gittle Sciolis also compiled her best round of the tournament on Tuesday, delivering a 77 with a pair of birdies. She totaled a 241 to finish 52nd.

Tech will return to the links in a couple of weeks, making its way southeast to Spartanburg, S.C. for the Terrier Intercollegiate. Teams will compete at Carolina Country Club from Monday, Oct. 24 to Tuesday, Oct. 25 in Wofford's annual event.

Top 5 Teams:
1.    East Carolina    302-281-297=880    +16
2.   UNCG   294-297-290=881   +17
T-3.   Georgetown   298-297-290=885   +21
T-3.   Seton Hall   298-288-299=885   +21
5.   High Point   293-290-303=886   +22
9.   Tennessee Tech   312-313-303=928   +64


Leaderboard (63 Golfers)
1.    Gabriella Gilrowski (Georgetown)    68-71-68=207    -9
T-25.   Elisabeth Toennessen   76-77-75=228   +12
T-29.   Ainsley Simms   76-77-76=229   +13
T-46.   Makenzie Morton   79-80-78=237   +21
T-46.   Kaitlyn Rand   83-79-75=237   +21
52.   Gittle Sciolis   81-83-77=241   +25

File photo by Emily Armstrong

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