Murray, Ky. - The Tennessee State women's golf team were off to a better start on day two of the Time Warner Racer Golf Classic on Monday before play was halted. Overnight rain, strong winds and falling temperatures ended the final round of the two-day, 36-hole event at the Par-72, 6,017 yard Miller Memorial Golf Course. Groups had completed nine holes and others up to 12, before tournament officials deemed the course unplayable.
Kelly Merkel was matching her play from day, which had her in a tie for 6th heading into the day. Amelia Dap, Chelsea Marlin and Sarah Needleman were able to make adjustments to their game and were having more success than the opening round, despite the unfavorable conditions. On the par-3, 2nd, Marlin hit her second shot from 20 yards out to within two feet of the hole. She was able to tap in to save par. But, do due the tournaments cancellation no scores from today are official and the results from Monday will stand as final.
"I am disappointed the team did not get to finish today," said head coach Parrish McGrath. "Based on how they were playing today, even in these conditions, it was a shame they did not get to see better results. They were able to make some adjustments and they were trying to improve from day one, but the course just would not allow it."
The Tigers will next tee-off at the Tennessee Tech Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate in Pigeon Forge on March 17-19.