KAPALUA, MAUI, HAWAI’I (March 28, 2018) -- The ETSU women’s golf team finished 13thafter the third and final round of the Anuenue Spring Break Classic on Wednesday.
The Bucs’ team score of 310 put them at 924 for the tournament on the par-72, 6012-yard Bay Course. It was the first time ETSU had played in Hawai’i.
Hee Ying Loy (Johor, Malaysia) turned in the best round of the day with her second straight 1-over par 73. In a shotgun start, Loy began at #14 and birdied two of her first four holes – the par-5 15th and the par-3 17th – to move to 3-over par for the tournament. Bogeys on #6, #7, and #8 put her back over par the day. Loy’s three-day score of 6-over 212 put her in a tie for 16th on the leaderboard.
Loy tied for 10th in the field in par-5 scoring at 3-under, with an average score of 4.80.
Kornbongkoat Sararat (Nongkhai, Thailand) carded a 74, putting her at 231 for the tournament and in a tie for 45th in the standings, up seven spots from Tuesday. The freshman started on #17 and was even par over the first five holes, with two birdies on par 4’s (#13 and #4) and three bogeys after that.
Ankita Kedlaya (Bangalore, India) began the day on #15 and carded a 76. That put the freshman at 230 for the tournament and 44th on the leaderboard. The sophomore tied for 9th in par-3 scoring (+2/3.13).
Tereza Melecka (Belcovice, Czech Republic) and Yeji Ahn (Chang Won City, South Korea) each shot an 86 on Wednesday, with Ahn’s round including a birdie on #15. Melecka wound up in 61st place with a 241, while Ahn totaled a 254.
Louisville, ranked 29th in the latest Golfstat.com ratings, tied with the host school, Hawai’I, for the team championship. Kaci Masuda of Hawai’I fired a 2-under 70 on Wednesday to win Medalist honors at 4-under 212. That was three shots better than Louisville’s Lauren Hartlage, who shot a 75 in the final round.
The Bucs return to the contiguous 48 states to prepare for the Brickyard Collegiate, starting April 8 in Macon, Ga. It’s the final tuneup before the Southern Conference Championship tournament begins on April 15 in Hilton Head, S.C.