EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Day two of the Braun Intercollegiate hosted by Evansville University was stopped half way through the final round on Tuesday. Play started in rainy conditions, but the day would not get better as inclement weather continued to roll in on the Par-72, 6,032 yard Oak Meadow Country Club.
The players began with a shotgun start and completed about half of the play needed for a complete round. The final results were based on Monday’s score due to all players not playing the same holes throughout Tuesday.
Tennessee State finished ninth in an 11-team field and Sarah Needleman placed fifth in the event. The senior becomes the first Tiger to finish in the top five of a tournament since Natalie Spicer placed fourth at the Big Blue Invitational on March 24, 2014.
Stoppage of play was not good news for all players as Natalie Spicer had completed the first nine holes at 1-under. The junior shot a 15-over, 87, on Monday, but ended the day with a birdie on the par-3, 13th.
On Tuesday, Spicer got off to a fast start by recording a birdie on the second hole of the day. The third-year just missed out on an eagle as she hit a 60-degree wedge from 40-yards out, stopping two inches from the cup on the par-5, 11th.
After three-putting for a bogey, Spicer continued her day by sticking a 6-iron two feet from the flag from 145 out on the par-4, 16th. Spicer converted the putt for her second birdie of the day. The Springfield, Tenn. product hit all nine greens in regulation on Tuesday.
The Tigers will close out fall play with a duel match versus Lipscomb on Friday, Oct. 30 at the McCabe Golf Course.