By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Day one of the Terrier Intercollegiate is in the books for the Tennessee Tech women's golf team, as the Golden Eagles put a cap on the first two rounds of action at the Carolina Country Club Monday afternoon.
The Golden Eagles posted rounds of 319 and 309 for a 628 overall to rank 12th out of 17 teams in competition. South Dakota led the way with a 305-297=602, besting the field by four shots. North Alabama's Jacqueline Klemm ranked first on the individual leaderboard of 90 participants, posting a 75-68=143.
Senior Gittle Sciolis paced the purple and gold effort, tying for 22nd overall. She collected five birdies for a 78 in round one and followed it with three more birdies for a 75 in the second round for a 153.
Fellow senior Elisabeth Toennessen delivered 13 pars and a birdie for a first-round 75 on the day, tying for 25th overall. She finished with a 154 after carding a 79 with one birdie in the second round.
One shot back with a 155 was junior Ainsley Simms, tying for 31st overall. After recording a birdie on her way to an 81 in the first round, Simms bounced back in the second with a 74 on a whopping 16 pars.
Tech will kick off Tuesday's third round with split tee times beginning at 7:15 a.m. CT.
|Top 5 Teams:|
|Leaderboard (90 Golfers)|
|1.||Jacqueline Klemm (North Alabama)||75-68=143||-1|
File photo by Emily Armstrong