Round 1 Results
The Murray State women's golf squad opened play in the spring portion of the 2017-18 season at the Loyola Intercollegiate at the Kiawah Island Resort in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
In one of the largest events in all of NCAA D-I gold, the Racers carded a 290 in day one and had a spot in third place in the field of 43 teams. The Racers were only two shots off the lead of host school College of Charleston at 288. William & Mary was in second place at 289. After the Racers in third place, the rest of the top-10 included Savannah and Western Kentucky (293), Jacksonville State and UNC-Wilmington (294), UNC Greensboro and Jacksonville (296).
MSU's Lucila Puente Rodriguez de Austria
and Anna Moore
each scored 2-under par scores of 70 and shared fifth place in the field of 217 players. Moa Folke
's 74 was good for a spot in 41st
place, while Raeysha Surendran
was in 83rd
place with a 76 and Linette Holmslykke
had a spot in 123rd
place with a 78.
is playing the event as an individual for the Racers and shot an 80 for a spot in 151st
Puente and Moore are only a shot off the lead that was being set by Valentina Giraldo of Jacksonville State, Teresa Conroy of North Florida, Allison Olberding of William & Mary and Alexandra Batista of Stephen F. Austin all at 3-under 69.
Monday's second round begins with the morning wave at 7:45 a.m. CT with the afternoon wave starting at 12:30 p.m. CT.
The Racers will be trying to qualify for the championship flight of 22 teams that will play for the title on Tuesday at the Osprey Point course.
Tabbed as the largest collegiate golf tournament in the country, the 2018 edition of the Edwin Watts / Kiawah Island Spring Classic has expanded to 43 teams in this year's field and will be played for the fourth time in its history at Osprey Point at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort on Kiawah Island, S.C.