Women's golf fifth at rain-shortened Tusculum Fall ClassicSeptember 29, 2015
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The Brevard College women’s golf team continued its tremendous showing in the second round of a rain-shortened Tusculum Fall Classic on Tuesday in Tennessee.
The tournament was shortened to 27 holes due to adverse weather conditions on Tuesday as rain pounded the Greeneville area. The Tornados, fresh off a first-round 340 through 18 holes on Monday, continued their solid play with a nine-hole team score of 175 to officially finish fifth of six teams competing.
“I’m very proud of how much our girls have improved so early in the season, especially with such a young group,” said head coach Shannon Reid. “From Anderson to our home course at Etowah to the Fall Classic, it’s incredible to see the strides we’ve taken and how much we’ve grown already. I’m even more impressed with the girls’ initiative to improve. They’ve all practiced really hard over the past month. Our freshmen have really raised the bar.”
Freshmen Taylor Scovel and Courtney Sharp were the top finishers for Brevard, tying for 23rd place at 17 strokes over par. Sharp made up two strokes on her teammate on Tuesday, erasing Scovel’s tenuous advantage for the top spot on the team.
Kelsie Rhyne was Brevard’s next finisher at 19 over par through 27 holes. Maddie Lutz was the final Tornado golfer in 34th position. All four competitors shot within four strokes of each other through nine holes, continuing Brevard’s run of excellent play throughout the tournament.
The Tornados came within 11 strokes of conference foe Mars Hill for fourth place. Tusculum, playing on its home course, overcame a two-stroke deficit to defeat Lenoir-Rhyne by a single shot, with Milligan taking third place. Mars Hill’s Emma Lundvall won the individual championship by one stroke at three-under.
Brevard will compete one final time in the fall before breaking from competition until the spring portion of the schedule begins. The Tornados return to Greeneville to compete in the Pioneer Classic beginning Oct. 31.