Racich, Tigers Finish Fall with Record Day
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Racich, Tigers Finish Fall with Record Day

Round 2 Results

Event 4: Town and Country Invitational
Hosted by: Tennessee State
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
Course: McCabe Golf Course
Details: Par-72, Yardage – 5,836
Weather at Start of Round: Round 1 - 43, Mostly Sunny
Scoring: Stats at tsutigers.com
Place After Final Round: 6 of 6 (+70)

Team Results:

 1.   Austin Peay   583   +7 
 2.   Belmont  605   +29 
 3.   Cumberland   612  +36 
 4.   Lipscomb   617  +41 
 5.   Trevecca  632  +56 
 6.   Tennessee State   646   +70 


NASHVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State women’s golf team closed out the fall portion of the 2017-18 season in record breaking fashion. The Tigers combined for a 325 on Tuesday to go with a day one 321 for the best 36-hole tournament in program history. The 646 is 21 strokes better than the 36-hole, Saluki Invitational, result from the spring of 2017.

Freshman Carson Racich led the surge on Tuesday by recording the second best score in TSU history, a 1-over, 73. The mark is one stroke off of the record setting 72 by Jessica Nemnich at the WCU Great Smokies Collegiate Tournament in 2006.

Racich finished the tournament with a 9-over, 152, which is only behind Nemnich’s 147 during the 2006 tournament. The Town & Country Invitational total for the Loves Park, Ill. product is the lowest 36-hole mark for the Tigers since Jamie Pierce posted a 157 in 2012.

Morgan Rood (78), Haleigh Riley (86) and Paige Harlin (88) joined Racich in scoring for TSU on Tuesday. Savannah Szozda just missed scoring with an 89. Dhani McDowell, playing as an individual, fired a 90.

Carson Racich (Started on Hole 1)
79-73=152

  • Began the day with a pair of pars and a birdie
  • Chipped to seven feet of the pin on the par-5, 3rd
  • Sank the putt for the first birdie of the round
  • Moved back to Even with bogey on No. 4
  • Earned pars on six of the next seven holes
  • On the par-4, 5th, sliced drive off the tee box onto the 4th fairway
  • Hit a 54-degree wedge to 100 yards over the trees onto the green to get up and down for par
  • Hit a 50 wedge to six feet and made the putt for birdie on the par-4, 13th, to move to 1-over
  • Lost a stroke on No. 14, and remained at 2-over with three consecutive pars
  • Closed out the day with a birdie on the par-5, 18th
  • Hit a 7-iron from 173 yards to 10 feet of the hole
  • Left eagle putt short, leaving a tap in for birdie
  • The round is the second best in program history, as well as the second best 36-hole score at TSU

Morgan Rood (Hole 1)
79-78=157

  • Pared 11 of the first 15 holes
  • Hit 4-iron off the tee on the par-3, 15th, and pulled shot leaving 28 yards
  • Chip hit the pin on second bounce, setting up two foot putt to save par
  • Lone birdie came on the final hole of the day, the par-5, 18th

Paige Harlin (Hole 1)
93-88=181

  • Carded two birdies on the day
  • First came on the par-4, 5th
  • Hit 6-iron to six feet, made putt dropping to 3-over
  • One of three Tigers to birdie the last hole of the day

Haleigh Riley (Hole 1)
85-86=171

  • Notched four pars through the first nine holes
  • On the 141 yard, par-3, 2nd, hit to four feet
  • Missed birdie putt over the left edge of the cup
  • Tapped in for par
  • Five pars on the back nine, including two consecutive to start and close out the backside

Savannah Szozda (Hole 1)
78-89=167

  • Notched five pars on the front nine
  • Including four of the first five
  • Added three pars on the final nine holes

(I) Dhani McDowell (Hole 1)
87-90=177

  • Opened the day with a drive down the middle of the fairway
  • Used a 5-hybrid from 155 yards out to knock it on the green
  • Made lag putt from across the green and tapped in for par from four feet
  • Found the middle of the fairway on the par-4, 17th, leaving 110 yards
  • Hit 8-iron to the fringe short of the elevated green
  • Left lengthy putt two feet shy of the cup, leaving tap in for par

Up Next: The Tigers will be off until the start of the spring season on Mar. 18. TSU will travel to Sevierville Golf Course to take part in the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate hosted by Tennessee Tech.

Leaderboard (40 Golfers)
1. AnnaMichelle Moore (Austin Peay) 70-70=140, -4
T12. Carson Racich 79-73=152, +8
T20. Morgan Rood 79-78=157, +13
T31. Savannah Szozda 78-89=167, +23
T33. Haleigh Riley 85-86=171, +27
38. Dhani McDowell 87-90=177, +33
39. Paige Harlin 93-88=181, +37

   Fairways   Greens   Putts   Pars   Birdies 
 Carson Racich   8   12   31   11   3 
 Morgan Rood   7   8   33   11   1 
 Paige Harlin  8   5   NA   6   2 
 Haleigh Riley   NA   NA   NA   9   0 
 Savanah Szozda  7   3   32   8   0 
 Dhani McDowell (I)   11   2   37   2   0 

 

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