Nashville, Tenn. - The Tennessee State women's golf team defeated Indiana University East 191-221 in a dual match at Hermitage Golf Course Generals Retreat on a frosty Friday afternoon.
Due to inclement weather that included temperatures in the low 30's and sleet, both coaches decided to suspend play after the teams had completed nine holes.
"With all the nice days we had in February, it was a shame we did not get some nicer weather [today]. I was extremely proud of the effort and attitude our team displayed in terrible golfing conditions. The sleet at times made it difficult to aim, hold onto the club and focus," TSU head coach Parrish McGrath said.
Kelly Merkel led the way for the Tigers with a score of 43 on the front nine. She was followed by Sarah Needleman who carded a 47, Amelia Dap who shot a 48 and Chelsea Marlin who finished with a 53. Lady Tiger's guard Denisha Mumford, who recently joined the golf team for the spring season, started the day but withdrew early in the round.
Indiana University East was led by Jordan Sparks who shot a 47, followed by Asia Mathis (56), Bridgette Moystner (57), and Shawna Phelps rounded out the scoring with a 61.
The Tigers will next play in the Murray State Invitational starting on Sunday, March 3 and conluding on that Tuesday.